Joseph Franklin Tustin

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    - Bob and Nancy Hennen
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    - Gary Rush
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Joseph Franklin "Frank" Tustin, 89, of Center Township, Rutan, Greene County, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.He was born August 6, 1924, in Canton Township, Washington County, a son of the late Joseph Cephas Tustin and Fannie Barney Martin Tustin.Mr. Tustin resided in Center Township most of his life.He was a member of the former Rogersville Christian Church and attended South Ten Mile Baptist Church, prior to attending Beulah Baptist Church in Nineveh, as long as his health permitted.Mr. Tustin was a 1943 graduate of the former Center Township High School in Rogersville.He was an avid football fan and enjoyed reading Westerns.Mr. Tustin was a former employee of Charles "Twink" Grove dairy farm and the former Jake Strope Garage in Rogersville, and also sheared sheep around Greene County for several years.He was last employed as a custodian at Rogersville and Graysville Elementary schools for 30 years, before retiring in 1989.On January 8, 1956, he married McCleese June "Cleesy" Whiteman, who survives.Also surviving are two daughters, Jan, wife of Denny Teagarden of Carmichaels, and Debbie Tustin, at home; two sons, Charles Franklin (Tim) Tustin and Patrick Tustin, both at home; two grandchildren, Denny Teagarden Jr. and Jason Teagarden; and several nieces and nephews.Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a son, Dale Lynn Tustin, who died in infancy; three sisters, Lydia Hamilton, June Kidwell and Mildred Vensic; a brother, Leo T. Tustin, who was killed in action during World War II; three half brothers, Raymond and Russell Tustin and Alfred Martin; and a half sister, Lena Martin Knisley.Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday in Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, with Pastor Harry Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville.The family requests no flowers, but would appreciate friends sharing photos and memories, or sening donations to Beulah Baptist Church, in care of Becky Rutan, 230 Crouse Road, Graysville, PA 15337.Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at

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Published in Observer-Reporter from May 21 to May 22, 2014