Obituaries
  • John C. Rigg, 84
    2014-04-18T12:39:04.469Z
    John C. Rigg, 84 of Ripley, Oh., died Friday, April 11, 2014. He was a UnitedStates Air Force Korean War Veteran. Mr. Rigg was born June 5, 1929 in Carlisle, Ky., the sonof the late Ollie and Mattie (Barnes) Rigg. He was also preceded in death by two wives – HelenRigg and Merry Katherine Rigg; two sons – Yohnnie and James; one brother – Emmitt Riggs. Mr.Rigg is survived by one daughter – Cathy Baker of Ripley, one son –...
  • Jeff Gregory, 30
    2014-04-18T12:39:55.681Z
    Jeff Gregory, 30, of Manchester, Oh., died Friday, April 11, 2014. He was bornApril 20, 1983 in Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest David Gregory. He is survived by his daughter, Lauren Page Gregory of Manchester; his mother, Billie(Tim) Gregory of Little Hocking; two brothers: Jerimy (Layla) Gregory of Williamsburg and JasonGregory of Marietta; four nieces and three nephews. He was a carpenter and automechanic in the Columbus area. He was a 2002 graduate of Manchester...
  • Norma Hammonds, 52
    2014-04-18T12:40:25.694Z
    Norma Hammonds, 52, of Owensville, Oh., passed away Wednesday, April9, 2014. She was born December 29, 1961. Mrs. Hammonds was an employee of McDonalds inBatavia, OH for over 25 years, was a faithful member of the D.A.R. and attended CornerstoneBaptist Church. She was the beloved wife of Daryl Hammonds of Owensville, loving daughter ofMarshalynn Moore of Williamsburg, caring sister of Janice Moore of Williamsburg, Shellie(George) Seip of Williamsburg, Mark (Stephanie) Moore of Batavia, Frank (Barbara) Moore ofWilliamsburg, and Curtis (Rhonda)...
  • Joyce Metzger, 76
    2014-04-18T12:40:54.372Z
    Joyce Metzger, 76, of Mt. Orab, Oh., passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014.She was born February 26, 1938. She was the beloved wife of Ronald L. Metzger; caring sister ofRita D. Schoulthies of Bellevue, Ky.; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, family andfriends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Kuhn. Friends will be received6­8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Megie Funeral Home, 104 Spice Street, Mt. Orab, OH.Funeral service has been set for...
  • Edward (Ed) W. Fuhrmann, 81
    2014-04-18T12:41:29.619Z
    Edward (Ed) W. Fuhrmann, 81, of Fayetteville, Oh., passed onFriday, April 11, 2014. The son of Carl and Barbara (McEntee) Fuhrmann, he was born inDayton, Oh., May 29, 1932. He was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, College ofEngineering (class of ’55). After a tour of duty in the US Air Force, Ed settled in the Cincinnatiarea where he worked as a consulting engineer for Hendon Laurie & Associates. Ed was extremelyactive in the community. He served as a...
  • John Junior Layer, 76
    2014-04-18T12:42:24.096Z
    John Junior Layer, 76 of Sardinia, Oh., died Friday, April 11, 2014. He wasa retired meat cutter for Kahn’s, member of the Mt. Orab First Baptist Church and a United StatesKorean War Airforce Veteran. John was born March 24, 1938 in Cincinnati, the son of the lateJohn and Bertie (Burdine) Layer, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by hiswife in 2008 – Jean (Schunk) Layer; one brother – William Layer and two sisters – Viola...
  • Kay Darlene Couch Willis, 49
    2014-04-18T12:43:00.814Z
    Kay Darlene Couch Willis, 49, Bethel, passed away Thursday,April 10, 2014. She was the loving mother of Nathan Quinton Willis, loving daughter of EugeneCouch and the late Helen Couch, dear sister of Wanda Renee Fellabaum, Donny Couch, and BobCouch. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends and Relatives are invited to attend aMemorial Gathering set for Friday April 18, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by a MemorialService Friday 3 p.m. at the E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Bethel....
  • Douglas Allen Osborne Sr., 48
    2014-04-18T12:43:33.461Z
    Douglas Allen Osborne Sr., 48, Felicity, passed away Tuesday, April 8,2014. He was the loving husband of Samantha Sue Osborne, dear father of Nicole Osborne, Doug(Rhonda) Osborne Jr., Andrew (Whitney) Osborne and the late Melinda Osborne and BidwellStanley Osborne, dear son of Kenneth and Linda Osborne, brother of Belinda Howard, TheresaTuberville, Karen Powell, Jody Cornwell, Kenneth Osborne Jr., and the late Phillip Osborne. Alsosurvived by 5 grandchildren. Services were held Monday April 14, 2014. Interment ws in the Mt.Orab Cemetery....
  • Joyce Margaret Johnson, 92
    2014-04-18T12:44:09.432Z
    Joyce Margaret Johnson, 92 of Georgetown, Oh., died Saturday, April12, 2014. She was a homemaker, a former member of the British Military and a member of herson’s church, God’s Mission in Hamersville. Joyce was born November 3, 1921 in Thatcham,England the daughter of the late Archbald S. and Elisie May (Fisher) Millson. Besides her parents,she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty­two years, Rev. James Johnson in 2004, one son– Robert Johnson, two daughters – Rita Smith and...
  • Lillian Bernease Courtney Priest, 89
    2014-04-18T12:44:48.996Z
    Lillian Bernease Courtney Priest, 89 of Leesburg diedTuesday, April 8, 2014. She was born December 1, 1924 in Belfast, Oh., the daughter of the lateOva Harry and Mary Catherine McClure Courtney. Mrs. Priest had served as Mayor of the Villageof Leesburg for six years and had served on Village Council for sixteen years. She was a memberof the Highland County Republican Central Committee, the Highland County RepublicanExecutive Committee, the Highland County Republican Century Club, the Highland CountyRepublican Women’s Club, the...
  • Harry M. James, 84
    2014-04-18T12:46:04.593Z
    Harry M. James, 84, Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was a Korean War U.S. AirForce Veteran, retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. Member of Masonic Lodge 435 in Mt. Orab.Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Nellie James, and sisters. Survived by loving wife of 32years, Martha ‘Sue’ James; children, Larry (Chris) James, Bill (Carolyn) James, Cheryl (Cecil)Davidson, Joe (Shelia) Cram, Lisa (Clay) Pittman, Misty (Adam) Swearingen; 18 grandchildren;12 great­grandchildren; 1 great­great granddaughter; nephew, Kenny (Teresa) Boley; 1 grandniece.Family will...
  • Buddy Albert Manning, 82
    2014-04-18T12:46:45.407Z
    Buddy Albert Manning, 82 of Georgetown, Oh., died Sunday, April 6,2014. He was retired from General Motors and was a member of Ripley Church of Christ, wherehe served as a elder, deacon, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent and in otherroles as necessary. He was also a United States Navy Korean War Veteran and a member of theCarey Bavis American Legion Post #180 in Georgetown, Ohio. Mr. Manning was born June 28,1931 in Vanceburg, Ky., the son of the late...
  • Joey Annette Arcaro, 59
    2014-04-18T12:47:34.395Z
    Joey Annette Arcaro, 59, Williamsburg passed away Thursday, April 3,2014. She was the loving mother of Anna Spaulding, Tara Arcaro and the late Kerry Ann Arcaro,dear sister of Victoria and Joseph Amundson, also survived by 7 grandchildren. A gravesideservice was held Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Tate Township Cemetery in Bethel. The E.C. NurreFuneral Home, Bethel, served the family.
  • Bob Willis, 82
    2014-04-18T12:47:52.976Z
    Bob Willis, 82, Bethel, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He was theloving husband of Alice (nee Whitt) Willis, dear father of Diane (Christopher) Binder and DavidR.(Annette Green) Willis. Grandfather of Sarah Eikenberg, Rachel Moran, Caleb and Levi Ely,also survived by 11 great grandchildren. Bob was a postal carrier for the United States PostalService for 20 years. A Memorial Gathering was held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Memorials maybe made to the Community Christian Church, 125 E. Plane Street,...
  • Christian Rinehart, 40
    2014-04-18T12:49:00.101Z
    Christian Rinehart, 40, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014. He wasborn April 11, 1973. He was preceded in death by his father Roger Rinehart Sr. Christian issurvived by three sons Jon Rinehart, Logan Rinehart, Noah Rinehart, his mother, BeverlyRinehart, one brother Roger Rinehart Jr., one sister, Angela Rodriguez­Rinehart (ErnestRodriguez), his former wife, Melissa Eversole, his partner, Shawna Wolfe, and a large extendedfamily. A public memorial service has been set for Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 4 p.m. at theGeorgetown Church...
  • Cynthia E. Strunk, 55
    2014-04-18T12:49:21.916Z
    Cynthia E. Strunk, 55, Georgetown, Oh., passed away Sunday, March 30,2014. She was the daughter of the late Roy A. and Sarah Martha Smith, beloved mother of SarahC. Rashid, Ryan Phillips (Christina Frasier) and the late Monica Paige Barger, grandmother ofBrenden Frazier, dear sister of Sheila Newell, Margaret Phillips, Steele, Dave and the late Bob,Don, Bill and Jim Smith. Visitation has been set for 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 until time ofservice at 11 a.m. Friday at E.C. Nurre...
  • John L. Brooks, Sr., 85
    2014-04-18T12:49:49.790Z
    John L. Brooks, Sr., 85 of Ripley, Oh., died Monday, March 31, 2014. Hewas a United States Army Veteran Korean War Veteran, was employed at General Electric forover twenty years and was a member of Beebe Chapel in Ripley. Mr. Brooks was born January25, 1929 in Brookesville, Ky., the son of the late Burgess and Mildred Brooks. He was alsopreceded in death by one son –John L. Brooks, Jr.; three brothers – Gene, Ed and RaymondBrooks. Mr. Brooks is survived...
  • David Reed Dunaway, 60
    2014-04-18T12:50:24.064Z
    David Reed Dunaway, 60, Felicity, Oh., died on Thursday, April 3,2014. He is survived by his wife Vicky Dunaway. 3 Children: Sharma Montgomery, PennyNorman and Jason Dunaway. 2 step­children: Amanda Carr and Julie (Matt) Abner. 10Grandchildren. 3 Brothers: Ricky Dunaway, Stevie Dunaway and Eddie Dunaway. 1 Sister:Dianna Giesman. Numerous Nieces and Nephews. Funeral Services will be at the convenience ofthe family. The Charles H. McIntyre, Felicity, served the family.
  • William H. Noble, 84
    2014-04-18T12:50:57.265Z
    William H. Noble, 84, resident of Batavia, passed Tuesday, April 1, 2014.He was the beloved husband of the late Nettie Noble (nee Jackson). Loving father of Gary (Anna)Noble, William R. Noble and the late Glenna Sue Fleischman. Cherished grandfather of 7grandchildren and 4 great­grandchildren. Dear brother of Magline Hill. Visitation has been set forTuesday April 8, 2014 from 10 ­ 11 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. All at Evans FuneralHome 1944 State Route 28 Goshen, Ohio. The...

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