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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 24 July 2003 

Lenna P. Mills, 58

Lenna Paulette Mills, 58, of Stanley, VA, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.

Mrs. Mills was born Aug. 15, 1944, in Maryland, and was the daughter of the late Willard Amos Crosby and Annabelle Shaw Crosby. 

She owned and operated Polly's Greenhouse.  She and her family had lived in the Deer Run community for several years.

Surviving are her husband, Charlie Shotwell Mills; a son, Bernard Crosby Mills of Stanley, VA; a daughter, LaDonna Jean Sampson of Shenandoah, VA; two sisters, Betty Rhyn of New Market, VA, and Doris Cubbage of Culpeper, VA; and four grandchildren.  

A memorial service will be held at a later date.   

Marjorie A. Newcomb, 67

After an extended illness, Marjorie A. Newcomb, beloved wife, mother, grandmother went home to our Lord.

Mrs. Newcomb, 67, of Alliance, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at her home. 

She was born January 14, 1936, in Frakes, KY, to Beth and Octava (Webb) Fuson and moved to Alliance where she lived all her life.  

She retired from Alliance manufacturing after 42 years.  She loved gardening, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was an avid Indians fan. 

 She is survived by her husband, Dorain B. Newcomb, formerly of Snowy Mountain, whom she married Dec, 31, 1954, by the late Rev. Oney; her three daughters, Floda (Stan) Herron of Mississippi, Lorraine (Patrick) Greiner of Alliance and Doreen (Raymond) Freeman of Caldwell; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; sisters, Mary Rouse and Katherine Gessle; and brothers, B.H. Fuson, Robert Fuson and Jake Fuson.  Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Walton-Schrader Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Peters officiating.  Burial took place in Sebring Grandview Cemetery.  

 William Johnston, Sr., 90

William Guy Johnston, Sr., age 90, of Springville, UT, passed away Sunday, July 13, 003, in Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, UT.

Mr. Johnston was born March 17, 1913, in Circleville, to Robert Boyd and Kate Arbogast Johnston. 

He married Shirley Sponaugle who preceded him in death.  They raised six children in wild, wonderful West Virginia. 

He attended schools in West Virginia and graduated from Circleville High School.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator, coal miner and welder, and helped build ships in Baltimore, MD, and Pennsylvania.  He retired from the United Miner Workers.

He married Ruthie Quinn Howard on May 29, 1975, in Orem, UT.  Together they served an LDS mission in Tampa, FL, and served in the Provo Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Ruthie of Springville, UT; and children Jean (Junior) Stalnaker of Hiram, OH; Bill (Beverly) Johnston of Springville, UT; Mary (Noel) Olsen of Midvale, UT; Dianna (Steven) Jackson of Huntington, UT; Marty Stewart of Monrovia, CA; 26 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by sisters, Norma (Wayne) Colaw of West Virginia and June (Clyde) Hinkle of Pennsylvania; and two stepchildren, Dale Howard and Mary Jean Harvey. 

He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Lynn Johnston; a granddaughter, Shirley Stalnaker Robertson; sisters, Connie Johnston, Mary Baber; and brothers, Sam, Woodrow and Jack.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the LDS Chapel in Springville, UT.  Burial was in the Springville City Cemetery, Springville, UT. 

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Jesse Kisamore, 59

Jesse Kisamore, 59, Petersburg, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg. 

Mr. Kisamore was born Oct. 6, 1943, in Seneca Rocks and was the son of the late Martin M. Kisamore and Pearlie Sites Kisamore. 

He was a member of the Local No. 984, Clarksburg. 

He married Unawon Redman Kisamore, who died Dec. 4, 1996. 

Surviving are a stepdaughter, Tayloria Shockey of Moorefield; five brothers, Jearl K. Kisamore, Jacob Kisamore and John M. Kisamore, all of Seneca Rocks, Jackson Kisamore of Florida, and Justin J. Kisamore of Petersburg,; a sister, Judith E. Vance of Cabins; a stepgranddaughter, Cheryle Shockey; and several nieces and nephews.  

 He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Jonah Kisamore, Jerry W. Kisamore, Joseph L. Kisamore and Julius Kisamore. 

Pastor Daryl Dunsmore conducted a memorial service 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cornerstone Fellowship on route 42 in Maysville.   Burial was private in the John Sites Family Cemetery in Seneca Rocks.  

Schaeffer Funeral home in Petersburg was in charge of arrangements.

Raymond A. Cotten, 67

Raymond A. Cotten, 67, passed away Monday, June 23, 2003, at the Hanover Hospital with is wife Rosalie, by his side. He had been ill for 16 years.  His family will miss him greatly. 

Mr. Cotten was born Feb. 17, 1936, to the late George T. and Carrie (Wright) Cotten in Bagnell, MO. 

He had one brother, Floyd, and four sisters, Burma, Vernie, Edna, and Georgia.

He served in the United States Air Force from July 23, 1954, to January 2, 1958.  He worked for the Hanover Shoe Company for 30 years as a foreman, and only retired due to poor health.

He loved the sport of fishing, especially cat fishing.  His other hobbies consisted of making things out of driftwood, banking, painting, gardening and making clocks. 

He is survived by his wife, Rosalie (Fuhrman) Cotten, whom he married on April 9, 1985, at their home in Franklin.   

Also surviving are one son Billie Cotten of Missouri, three stepsons, Randy A. Cool of East Berlin, PA, Robert B. Cool of Hanover, PA, and Donald E. Cool of Gettysburg, PA; one stepdaughter, Mary E. Krichten of Hanover, PA; one grandson; and eight stepgrandchildren.  

His family and hobbies were his life, especially spending time with his grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by one son, Stevie Cotten. 

A graveside service was conducted by the Rev. James. M. Ruddy at 11 a.m. on June 26 from the St. Paul's Dubs Church Cemetery in Hanover, PA.

Military honors were provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Council of Hanover, PA. 

Arrangements were by the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., of Hanover, PA.

Norene Elva Rodgers

Norene Elva Rodgers, 94, of Petersburg, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg. 

Mrs. Rodgers was born May 8, 1909, in Ft. Seybert and was the daughter of the late James T. Bodkins and Louise Kee Bodkins.   

She was a member of Rig Assembly of God Church. 

Her husband, Rex A. Rodgers, preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1962. 

Surviving are a son, James W. "Bill" Rodgers of Annandale, VA; a sister, Reva Hevener of Franklin; five grandchildren, Elva Smith of Bealeton, VA, Pam de Niord of Mineral, VA; John Rodgers of Augusta, and Carolyn Haslacker and Wanda Stump, both of Woodbridge, VA; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two infant daughters, Genevieve Mae Rodgers and Velva Jean Rodgers; one infant son, Curwood Lee Rodgers; and one sister, Arleta Kuykendall. 

The Revs. Robert D. Smith and Lyle W. Berg, Sr., and Forest Rodgers conducted the funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.  Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Inc. 

Myrtle C.W. Rexrode, 77

Myrtle C. (Waybright) Rexrode, 77, of Fayetteville, PA, died Sunday, July 20, 2003, in the Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, PA.

Born Oct. 23, 1925, in Blue Grass, VA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Wimer) Waybright.  She lived her early life in Blue Grass, VA, moving to South Mountain, PA, in 1943. 

She attended school in Middle Mountain, VA. 

She and her husband, the late Olie Rexrode, were married March 6, 1948, in the Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church, Tomstown By Pastor Misner.  They moved to their present address in 1951.  Mr. Rexrode died April 29, 1987.  Mrs. Rexrode entered Quincy United Methodist Home on July 16, 2003.  

 She was employed in 1943 in the laundry department of the Samuel Dixon State Hospital, South Mountain, PA.  She later was a forklift operator of Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, PA.  Prior to her retirement in 1987, she returned to South Mountain Restoration Center. 

She was a member of the South Mountain Bible Church, South Mountain, PA, where she was a member of the adult Bible Church, South Mountain, PA, where she was a member of the adult Bible school class and was active in the keenagers senior group. She was a former member of the Waynesboro Fish and Game Association. 

She enjoyed singing, listening to gospel music and playing the organ.  She also enjoyed fishing, camping and crocheting.

Surviving are two daughters, Gail S. Rexrode and Dinah M. Kauffman, both of South Mountain, PA; two sons, Dennis C. Rexrode of Duffield, PA, and Steven W. Rexrode of South Mountain, PA; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; six step grandchildren; two sisters, Susie Rexrode and Bessie Hoover, both of Moyers; two brothers, Delbert Waybright of Elkins, and Martin Waybright of South Mountain, PA; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, She was preceded in death by two sons, Victor L. Rexrode and David E. Rexrode; and a brother, Alvy Waybright. 

Services will be held today at 1:30 p.m. in the South Mountain Bible Church, 11275 South Mountain road, Fayetteville, PA, with the Revs. David L. Keener and Gerald Carbaugh officiating.  Burial will follow in the Strang's Cemetery, South Mountain, PA. 

The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening in the Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 South Broad Street, Waynesboro, PA. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the South Mountain Bible Church, 11275 South Mountain Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222. 

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