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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

 24 November 2005 

James P. Arbogast

James Price Arbogast, 77, of Circleville, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA.

Mr. Arbogast was born at Osceola, June 5, 1928, the son of the late Truman “Buzz” Arbogast, who died in 1992, and Eva Simmons Arbogast, who died in 1963.

He was a farmer and served ont he ASCS committee in the 1960s and 1970s.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and attended the circleville United Methodist Church.  He graduated from Circleville High School in 1948 and a received the 2004 Pendleton County Farm Bureau Service Award.

Survivors include his wife, Audra Mae Judy Arbogast; two daughters, Janice Raines of Circleville, and Barbara Greenleaf and husband, Orland Kent, of Reedy; two sisters, Mary Harper of Winchester, VA, and Nila Good of Timberville, VA; three brothers, Paul R., Ralph and William David Arbogast, all of Circleville; four granddaughters, Marsha, Lillian, Mahala and Caroline; one great- granddaughter, Brooke. 

Also preceding him in death were one son, Gregory Dean, who died Oct. 25, 1957, and one sister, Irma Day.

The Rev. Earl Bible conducted the funeral Sunday, at the Circleville United Methodist Church.  Burial followed at the North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton with military honors by the combined Veterans organizations of Grant County and the JROTC. Memorial donations may be made to the Circleville United Methodist Church or to a charity of choice. 

Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin, was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Everette L. Rexrode

Everette, L. Rexrode, 80, of Sugar Grove died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin, where he had been a resident for three years. 

He was born Feb. 17, 1925, at Sugar Grove and was the son of the late James Tyree Rexrode and Elva Jane Simmons Rexrode. 

He was a graduate of Franklin High School, a guard at the Sugar Grove naval Radio Station, and a mechanic and farmer for 50 years.  He was a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946.  He was a member of Calvary Lutheran church, a member of Sugar Grove VFW Post 9666 and the Sugar Grove Ruritan Club.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and local social outings.

On Feb. 19, 1944, he married Doris Day Rexrode, who survives. 

Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn R. and Eddie Smith of Staunton, VA; one son and daughter-in-law, James E. "Jimmy" and Linda Rexrode of Brandywine; and two grandchildren, Candy Smith Nicolls of Quinton, VA, and Evan Smith of Bunker Hill.  

He was preceded in death by one sister, Leona Mitchell. 

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Calvary Lutheran church in Sugar Grove with Interim Pastor Brianna Richardson officiating.  

Burial was at Sugar Grove Cemetery at Sugar Grove.  Graveside military services were conducted by members of the Pendleton County Honor Guard.  

Memorials may be made to Pendleton county Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 727, Franklin, WV 26807, or South Fork Fire Dept., P.O. Box 297, Brandywine, WV  26802. 

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. 

Leoda A. Grogg, 90

Leoda A. Grogg, 90, of Brandywine died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA. 

Mrs. Grogg was born June 19, 1915, in Kline and was a daughter of the late Charles Mitchell and Ina Mae Kesner Mitchell. 

She was a homemaker.  She had been a resident of Pendleton Nursing Home for several years and was Brethren by faith. 

Her husband, Curtis E. Grogg, preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1999. 

Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Ann Kile of Hinton, VA; two sons, Bruce Propst of Marlinton and Morris Lee Propst of Elkton, VA; a sister, Hazel M. Rexrode of Avante at Harrisonburg, VA; two brothers, Charles Mitchell, Jr., of Franklin and Stanley Mitchell of Port Republic, VA; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. 

The funeral was held Saturday at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin with Pastor Glenn Sites officiating.  Burial was at Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandywine. 

Memorial donations may be made to Pendleton Nursing Home, PO Box 700, Franklin, WV 26807, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, TN  38105, or to a charity of choice.   

Hilda R. Gordon, 81

Hilda Rose Gordon, age 81, of Franklin left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg. 

She was born Dec. 24, 1923, at North Dry Run, a daughter of the late Darlie and Mary Elizabeth (Nelson) Bennett and was reared by the loving Robert and Docie Warner. 

Mrs. Gordon retired from Aileen, Inc.  She was a member of Walnut Street United Methodist Church. She was an active volunteer for C.A.N. in Pendleton County.  She had been a resident of Pendleton Nursing Home for the past two years. 

On May 11, 1940, she married Vernon Guy Gordon, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her four children, Rodger Lee Gordon and his wife, Lori of Charlottesville, VA, Mary Rose Hinkle and her husband, Ralph of Marlinton, Judy Mae Propst  and her husband, Eston of Moyers and Terry Guy Gordon and his wife, Judy of Cherry Grove; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Randolph and Herman Bennett; two sisters, Leola Genobles and Cornelia Hutchins; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was also predeceased by a brother and five sisters.  

A graveside service was conducted Thursday at Blue Grass Cemetery by the Rev. Craig Richter and Jesse nelson to celebrate her life. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin Rescue Squad, PO Box 727., Franklin, WV or Pendleton Nursing Home, PO Box 700, Franklin WV  26807. 

Evelyn Nesselrodt, 96

Evelyn S. Nesselrodt, 96, of Franklin died Saturday , Nov. 19, 2005, at the Pendleton Nursing Home, where she had lived for the past 10 years. 

Mrs. Nesselrodt was born Feb. 12, 1909, in Cave and was the daughter of the late Kennie Mauzy Simmons and Martha Hammer Simmons.

She was a homemaker and was a member of Harpers Chapel United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Women's Society. 

On Sept. 26, 1929, she married Ashby L. Nesselrodt, who preceded her in death Jan. 26, 1980. 

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby L. and Thelma Nesselrodt of Franklin, and two great-grandsons, Matt Nesselrodt of Franklin and Kenny Nesselrodt of Blacksburg, Va. 

She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Douglas Nesselrodt, on Jan. 23; and two infant brothers.  

The Rev. Dr. Cecil D. Bradfield conducted the funeral Monday at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.  Burial was at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin. 

Memorial donations may be made to Pendleton Nursing Home, PO Box 700, Franklin, WV  26807, or the Pendleton Gideon Camp, PO Box 582, Franklin, WV  26807.  

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