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Ioan Jones, Purple Heart recipient

Ioan G. “Jonesy” Jones, 88, of Fulton, died peacefully at home June 10, 2012.

Born in Maine, his father’s ministry took him to Wales, New Zealand, Newfoundland and finally settling in Fulton, where he lived for over 60 years.

He retired from Sealright after more than 30 years.  After retirement, he worked at Sanford and Burtis Fire Equipment.

He was a member of the Fulton Lions Club and Fulton Historical Society. He was also a member of Fulton First UMC.

He enjoyed woodworking and had a love of music that he had passed along to his children.

He was a World War II Pacific Theatre veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was predeceased by his wife, Natalie “Sis” Meagher Jones, who died in 1993.

He is survived by his companion, Carrie Palmer; five children, Megan (John) Galletta of Fulton, James (Cindy) Jones of Hastings, Sue (Edward) Kasperek of Fulton, Thomas (Jeri) Jones of Fulton and Julia (Paul) Hopman of Hannibal; nine grandchildren, Kate, Jen, Laura, Chris, Andy, Nick, Mo, Jim and Dan; great-granddaughter, Mylah; and great-grandson, Liam.  A graveside service was held Friday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Fulton First United Methodist Church Music Memorial Fund, 1408 St. Rte. 176, Fulton, 13069.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc. was in care of arrangements.

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Robert Southworth, served in the Navy

Robert “Bob” Southworth, 83, a longtime resident of the Phoenix and Fulton, died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Morningstar Residential Care Center in Oswego.

He had served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Nestle in Fulton after more than 30 years.

He is survived by his daughters, LaVaun (Mike) Barker of Phoenix and Suzanne (Lenny) Johnson of Oregon; sisters, Elaine Stolls of North Carolina, Beverly Granger of Mexico and Barbara Pratt of Fulton; brother, Donald Southworth of Parish; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.Contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Rd., E. Syracuse, NY 13057.

Arrangements are in the care of Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

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Paulette Ferington, licensed practical nurse

Paulette Ferington, 63, of Volney, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Oswego to the late Wilma (Richardson) and Robert Roy. Mrs. Ferington has been a resident of Volney for 15 years. She worked as a licensed practical nurse. She retired after more than 20 years of service with A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton.

Mrs. Ferington enjoyed working with arts and crafts and she avidly crocheted.

She is survived by her longtime companion Lance Wilcox of Volney; four children, Isha Matthews of Syracuse, Jasen Matthews of Syracuse, Brandie (Charles) Hudson of Granby, and Nathan Wilcox of Volney; and four grandchildren, Amara Matthews, Madison Matthews, Jasen Matthews Jr. and Marleah Hudson.

Calling hours were held Monday in Sugar Funeral Home.

A committal service with burial will be cconducted at 9 a.m. tomorrow, June 14 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

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Weldon Hackett, World War II veteran

Weldon H. Hackett, 94, of Fulton, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Michaud Residential Health Services.

He was born Nov. 11, 1917 in Massena but lived most of his school years in Fulton. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1934 and Clarkson College of Technology in 1938, receiving a degree of bachelor of civil engineering.

In 1941, he entered the Air Force where he was commissioned as a flight engineer, serving in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II.

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Barbara King, worked at Family Dollar

Barbara J. King, 50, of Fulton, died Saturday, June 9, 2012 at home.

Born in Fulton, she was a life resident. She had worked at Family Dollar in Fulton and had managed the store in Baldwinsville.

Mrs. King enjoyed gardening; reading, especially Danielle Steele books; watching the New York Yankees; and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband of 21 years, Kevin King; children, Joshua Sixberry of Fulton, Stephanie (Jeremy) Tassone of Hannibal, Amanda Sixberry of Fulton, Kevin King II of Fulton and David Gulliver of Fulton; parents, Nancy and Stephen Polacek;  sisters, Bonnie (Bob) LoForte of Mexico and Deborah (Joe) Firenze of Fulton; brother, Ronald (Elizabeth) Kastler of Illinois; step-brother, Stephen Polacek IV of Florida; seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Haili, Konner, Abbi, Troy, Kendall, Elijah; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held today, June 13 from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Willis Collins, accomplished violinist

Willis (Bill) Nelson Collins, born Jan. 17, 1917, died May 28, 2012.

He was born in Palermo to Harlan D. and Lillian B. Collins. He went to school in Fulton, graduating in 1935. He began playing violin at age 11 and played in his high school orchestra as first chair violinist.

He continued his violin as a member of the Skagit Valley Symphony.

After high school, he worked for Oswego Falls Corporation while attending Syracuse University. In June 1941. he joined the U.S. Army Air Corp at Fort Niagara. He got his first taste of this wide open country when he was transferred to Geiger Field in Spokane, Wash. to begin work for the Air Corp Weather Service. Subsequent transfers led him to Seattle, where he spent time at Snoqualmie Pass reporting weather conditions, then back to Spokane to establish a weather history for the base.

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Ruth Greco, retired from Nestle

Ruth M. Greco, 76, of Granby, died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Community General Hospital in Syracuse.

A native of Merrimack, Mass., she had resided in the Granby and Fulton areas since 1965. She retired in 1995 from Nestle Company in Fulton after 28 years.

She had attended the Fulton Alliance Church in Fulton.

She was predeceased by a sister Joyce Huntress of Exeter, N.H.

Surviving are her husband, Vincent “Dan” Greco of Granby; a son, Fred Craig of Fulton; three daughters, Darlene Dickquist of Utah and Louise (Ron) Rombach and Laura (Mark) Stacy, all of Fulton; a step-daughter, Anne Marie Greco of Massachusetts, a step-son, Christopher Greco of Newburyport, Mass.; four sisters, Eleanor Childs of Pelham, N.H, Shirley Jones of Merrimack, Mass., Bernice Ordway of Fulton and Phyllis Fanning of Beverly, Mass.; a brother, Henry Craig of Exeter, N.H.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private and there will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to Fulton Alliance Church, 1044 State Route 48, Fulton, NY 13069.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Kathy Powers, Certified Public Accountant

Kathy Powers, 52, of Grayslake, IL, died at home Monday, June 4, 2012.

She was born May 27, 1960 in Rochester, N.H. to Alfred and Patricia Dupre. She was a Certified Public Accountant and member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Terry; her daughter, Stacie Powers; her son, Gregory Powers; her mother, Patricia Dupre; and her brother, Jim Dupre.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Friends of the family may visit from 10 to 11:00 a.m., today, June 9, 2012 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. at the church.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (Team Kathy Powers–Special Forces), Participant ID 5448246, Doug Adolph, 8430 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631.

Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.