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W. Nelson Paxton, 92, of Carlisle, died Wednesday, September 3, 2013, at Thornwald Home, Carlisle with his loving family by his side.  He was born Oct. 28, 1920, in Mt. Holly Springs, the son of the late Walter G. and Ruth (Nelson) Paxton, and was married to the late Gwendolyn (Newlon) Paxton, who died April 21, 1989.

Nelson was a 1938 graduate of Boiling Springs High School and also graduated from the former Carlisle Commercial College.  Nelson retired in 1985 after 45 years of service with the former C. H. Masland & Sons in Carlisle.  He was the Supervisor of the Personnel Department.  Nelson was a member of Carlisle Church of Christ and the 25 year and 40 year clubs with C. H. Masland & Sons.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda K. Miller (husband, Barry) of Mechanicsburg and four granddaughters; Kristi Hockenberry (husband, J. Dean) of Waycross, GA, Kayla Yegros (husband, Mauri) of Pompano Beach, FL, Kelsey Rotz of Mechanicsburg and Katelyn Rotz of Mechanicsburg and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service for family and close friends will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Filey’s Cemetery, Dillsburg, York County.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to Carlisle Church of Christ. 

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We remember Gwen & Nelson even before Linda & how excited and surprised they were when they learned of her coming:) They were a great example for us all. We also remember when Nelson stood up to teach a class (with no notice) on the beatitudes and did a beautiful job. I have no doubt he has already heard God say "You have been a good and faithful servant"♥ Anyone that knew Nelson is better for it!

Kenny & Debbie Kreaps

My family knew Nelson and his mother for many many years.
 What a wonderful person he was and I know that he is smiling down on us now.

 Helen (Richwine) Ross

 Nelson was such an inspiration and joy to know. One of our favorite memories were the messages he would leave on our voice mail. He would always have to call a second time to leave all he wanted to say. Always a witness for Christ and shared with all who spoke with him. We will miss his friendly smile and words of encouragement. Till we meet again in heaven. Our symapthies to the family. Love you all.

Kirby, Glenda & Kristen Burkholder


Dear Linda:
 It was sad to read your post of your father's passing. He knew how much you loved him & were committed to his wellbeing. He loved the girls!

 Ron & Robin Turner

Dear Linda and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your dad/grandfather/great grandfather's passing. He was a special person in anyone's life who ever met him. He was a soldier for the Lord. I know he will be missed by many, he has gone on to his just reward. That is something to celebrate. love you sister.

Penny Hess

 Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our Creator will soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever!(Revelation 21:3,4) Yes, a resurrection hope is promised to all of us. (John 5:28,29) May this promise be of comfort as you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. (Philippians 4:13)  When you have a quiet moment please read the scriptures cited above. For many they have proven to be helpful as they provide a measure of hope!

D. Johnson


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Since 1853
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