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James G. Rhoten Sr.

HANOVER James Glen Rhoten, Sr., 56, husband of Gay Mixell Rhoten, entered into God's eternal care on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Born on October 20, 1956, in Snydersburg, Md., he was the son of Audrey E. Thompson Rhoten of Hampstead, Md., and the late Carlin W. Rhoten. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Carvel D. Rhoten and a stepbrother, Wilbur Morris Gover. A 1975 graduate of North Carroll County High School, he was employed by Hanover Wire Cloth for nearly 20 years. Most recently he was employed for nearly 12 years by The York Street Treat, where he was the night manager. He held memberships with AmVets Post #22, where he was once manager, the Harold H. Bair American Legion Post #14, McSherrystown Home Association and Hanover Loyal Order of Moose #227. He was an avid golfer, enjoying the Flatbush course and scoring a hole in one at Briarwood. He took great pleasure in listening to bluegrass music and taught himself to play banjo and guitar. An optimistic person by nature, he never viewed his glass as half empty at all, it was always full. Including his illness, he turned every negative situation into a positive one. He had a happy soul and would frequently say "I'm Always Good!" In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, James G. Rhoten, Jr. and his wife, Tina Marie of Hanover and William W. Rhoten and his fiancee Tina Louise Runk of McSherrystown; three stepchildren, Stephanie R. Bjonnes and her husband, Matthew of Hanover; Spec. Seth B. Weaver and his wife, Vallarie of Newport News, Va., and Sean B. Weaver and his wife, Amanda of Finksburg, Md.; 13 gradnchildren; three brothers, William E. Rhoten and his wife, Terry of Westminster, Md., and Arthur Wesley Rhoten and his wife, Dottie of Hampstead, Md., his twin, Charles Lacey Rhoten of Westminster, Md., and Larry A. Rhoten and his wife Brenda, of Va., and a sister, Patricia A. Harris and her husband, Donald of Manchester, Md., and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at a viewing from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to help defray his final expenses to Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc., 311 Broadway, Hanover, PA 17331. Expressions of sympathy may be shared by visiting www.PanebakerFuneralHome.com

Published in Evening Sun on Jan. 17, 2013
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