Friday, December 23, 2016

William “Billy” Broughton

Wellsville, NY - William “Billy” Broughton, 55, of 110 O’Connor Street passed away on Wednesday. December 21, 2016 at Jones Memorial Hospital with his family at his side. He was born September 28, 1961 in Elmira the son of the late Robert and Beulah (Sick) Broughton. On October 1, 1983 in Wellsville he married Audrey Dash who survives.

Billy was a former employee of Key Bank, Allegany Arc and was a great help to his parents at the Wellsville Dry Cleaners. He was an ordained minister, an accomplished photographer, an avid fisherman and enjoyed his many animals over the years. He loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own children, and presented them with interesting and unique gifts, to the horror of their parents. 

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sisters, Bonnie (Richard) Ives of Wellsville and Barbara (Mark) Tolbert of Horseheads, one brother, Bruce (Anne) Broughton of Painted Post, one bother-in-law, Jimmy Dash, three sisters-in-law, Gloria Dash, Carol (Ed) Mezger and Eileen (Jim) Marble, as well as several beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by two nephews, Jeremy Ives and Thomas Dash. 

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 27th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Wednesday, December 28th from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow the visitation at 2:00 pm on Wednesday with Elva Cornell, Lay Minister at the Wellsville United Methodist Church, presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County or the American Lung Association. To leave online condolences, please visit 


  1. Audrey and family,

    We can't express our sadness, but know that your strength through Billy's illness will help you now. May family and friends sustain you.

  2. So very sorry for your loss. I pray God's strength and love will sustain you as it always did Billy. My prayers are with you all.