Carthage - Orlinda E. Derby, 94, formerly of 64 Riverside Drive, Deferiet, died November 26, 2013 at the Carthage Area Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, where she has been a resident since January, 2001.
She was born on June 1, 1919 in DeKalb Junction to Hollis and Eva Grimshaw Taylor. She attended school in Deferiet and was employed by Jagguts Bag Mill. Later she was employed by Carthage Central School as a kitchen attendant in the food service department, and she retired in 1979.
She married Lyle H. Derby on July 3, 1942 in Leesville, Louisiana. The two were married over 50 years. Mr. Derby died on February 21, 1998 at the age of 86.
She was a member of The First Baptist Church in Black River, and former missionary-treasurer for the Sunday school department, a past member of the VIP Club for St. James and the Brady Acres Senior Citizens and was also a member of the DAV Auxiliary of Watertown.
She is survived by a son-in-law, Gordon Holley, Rome; and three grandchildren, Gordon Holley Jr, Moriva NY, Scott Holley, St. Cloud, Florida, Tiffany Holley Finster and her husband, John R. Finster Jr., Evans Mills; four great-grandchildren, Brandy and Holley Marion, North Carolina, Brooke and Cody Finister, Evans Mills.
She is predeceased by a daughter, Eva Holley who died September 21, 1992; many sisters, Leona Woodward, Katherine Bears, and Mary Peebles, Arleen DuBois and one brother, Philo Taylor.
Arrangements are with the Scherer Funeral Home which is now located at the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., located at 500 State Street in Carthage.
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