Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Ripley officer receives commendation for quick action Bicentennial at Ripley First Presbyterian RULH welcomes new school principals Aberdeen’s Police Dept. continues to grow Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Rickey L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Water distribution plans for Ripley move forward Historic Trapp and Wilson building sold RULH graduate wins HFR Scholarship Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann RULH selects Wilkins as new superintendent Corps of Engineer to study erosion issue in Ripley More funds available through Revolving Loans Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Historic home in Ripley is sold following renovations Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Students speak out in support of Skinner Ripley Council to pay half the cost for Air Evac services John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London

Avery W McCleese

Avery W. McCleese born on July 17, 1929 the son of the late Thomas A. and Nancy E. (Smith) McCleese in Lewis County, Kentucky. Avery married Charlotte M. (Stewart) on December 13, 1952. To this union was born four children – Richard Wayne, Sherry Lee, Brenda Sue and Sheila Lynn. Avery was a retiree of the Ford Motor Company, a retired Minister of the Church of God, Cleveland Assembly and a United States Korean War Army veteran.  Avery departed this life on January 2, 2017 at his home in Mt. Orab, Ohio surrounded by his family. Avery was a very well-liked and respected Minister everywhere he traveled.  He will be missed by all who got to know him.

Avery is survived by his wife – Charlotte M. (Stewart) McCleese; one son – Wayne McCleese of Mt. Orab, Ohio; two daughters – Sherry McPherson and Sheila Cook both of Mt. Orab, Ohio; ten grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one brother – Clinton McCleese of Michigan; one sister – Eleanor Lawrence of Bethel, Ohio and a host of other family and friends.  Avery was preceded in death by one daughter – Brenda Sue McCleese; one daughter-in-law – Denise A. McCleese; one grandson – Daniel Wayne McCleese; parents – Thomas A. and Nancy E. (Smith) McCleese; four brothers – Elmer, Jess, Glenn and Junior and five sisters – Opal Duff, Violet Douhmer, Dorothy Lang, Irene Richey and Imogene French.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Living Church of Five Mile, 16908 US Highway 68, Mt. Orab, Ohio. Tim M. Hill will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-9:00 P.M. Friday, January 6, 2017 at the church. Interment will be in the Mt. Orab Cemetery in Mt. Orab, Ohio with military services by the Carey Bavis American Legion Post #180 of Georgetown, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab, Ohio is serving the family.

If desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio  45206.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cahallfuneralhomes.com

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