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Barbara E. Cessna, 84

August 2, 2012

Barbara E. Cessna, 84, Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

She was born May 13, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Frank C. and Melvena (Smith) Heckman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David J. Cessna, in 2010.

Barbara was the Sunday School teacher and played piano at First Assembly of God Church for many years.

She served her life faithfully for the Lord.

Billy L. Leasure, 73

August 2, 2012

Billy L. Leasure, 73, of Edinburg, passed away the afternoon of July 31, 2012, in Jameson Hospital North.

He was born Sept. 23, 1938, in Marion Center, a son of the late Earl and Arveda (Walker) Leasure.

He was married to the late Edna I. Wyant for 37 years. She preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 2002.

Billy was of the Protestant faith.

He retired after 35 years as a highlift operator for the former Indalex Corporation in Girard, Ohio.

Billy was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He served from Dec. 13, 1961 until Dec. 13, 1963, when he received his honorable discharge.

Leland Harrold Williams, 86

August 2, 2012

Leland Harrold Williams, 86, of Hayes, Va., went to be with his Lord on July 29, 2012.

He was born Jan 5, 1926, in Punxsutawney, a son of H. Merrill and A. Winifred Deemer Williams.

Since April 15, 1954, he was married to Joan Lois Henkel of Pittsburgh.

In January of 1944, Leland enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in the 305th Bombardment Group, 422nd Squadron, as a B17 bomber tail-gunner.

Exton bests Punxsy for 2nd time, earns state title

August 2, 2012

MEADVILLE —After a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Exton put Punxsy in the losers' bracket earlier this week, the Punxsy 10- and 11-year-old softball All-Stars knew they'd have their hands full in the championship game. Unfortunately for Punxsy, Exton's strong pitching held it to zero runs in a 5-0 shutout, ending Punxsy's run at a state title.

"This game was dominated by great pitching and strong defense by both teams," Punxsy head coach Steve White said after the game.

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