Alan Hanselman Robert V Nash III Frances L Poole Minnie E Fisher Donovan M Pope Irvin E Stiens Myrtle L Lane Ralph L Davidson August J Pace Carl R Brown Phyllis J Beard Lady G-Men complete sweep of Tigers in SBAAC Nat’l Division G-Men pluck Cardinals, 6-4 Warriors climb to 4-1 in SHAC with victory over North Adams Broncos rally in 7th for 5-4 win over Batavia Blue Jays still in search of first win Annual meeting of John P. Parker Historical Society April 23 Boy Scout Eagle project underway at Ripley Library National Arbor Day event set for April 28 Higginsport enforcing speed with camera RULH Alumni dinner to be held on May 20th Joseph G Bennington Rockets fall to 4-1 in SHAC with loss to North Adams Bronco tennis team tops Bethel-Tate, 5-0 Lady G-Men rise to 7-4 with win at Goshen Lady Broncos’ big bats hammer out 11-0 win over Batavia G-Men showing improvement Keith Shouse Diane L Steele August Hensley Louise R Murrell 5th Annual Rick Eagan Memorial 5K Run/Walk coming up in May Birds of Prey Grant Days 2017 attractions John H Young II Sally A Gibson Barbara Burris Mary Ann Napier Martha L Newland Marlene Thompson Patricia A Firrell Kellie J Berry Mt. Orab, Hamersville students take part in ‘Hoops for Heart’ Eastern players take part in District 14 All-Star Games RULH Middle School bans cell phones Ripley Painters Spring Show April 7-9 Lincoln’s Generals to appear at Grant Days Eagle takes new mate Brenda R Harris Ripley Women’s Club announces “My Ohio Hero” essay winners “Chromebook for Every Student” now complete in Ripley Reception honoring Becky Cropper April 2 RULH & G’Town students make anti-drug video Rockets blast past the Blue Jays Georgetown hosts ‘season opener’ track and field invite Lady Rockets cruise to 10-0 win over Ripley Lady Warriors, Lady G-Men split games in season opener double-header Bobby A Reed Harold L Barger Ralph M Gaither Aberdeen passes resolution hoping to halt closing of DP&L coal fired power stations Aberdeen Council to go after delinquent income taxes Ripley’s Tree City, USA committee receives $3,000 grant, prepares for Arbor Day A season to remember G-Men hit the field for first baseball scrimmage Eastern’s Rigdon, Purdy earn AP SE District Div. III honors New blocking, kicking rules address risk minimization in high school football Judy A Schneider James M Darnell Lawanda R Truesdell Paul E Grisham Arrelous R Rowland Dennis E Stivers David M Daniels New 1st Stop has grand opening in Ripley Library to focus on historic floods Students perform at Farm & Family Night In it to win it! Bronco wrestlers end season on successful note Eastern’s Hopkins finishes 5th in long jump at OATCCC State Indoor Track and Field Meet SBAAC awards academic all-stars, winning teams Marvin D Atkin Beverly S Flatt Jessie M Sanders Leroy Deck Sr Jody A Towler Sherman E Young Kenneth C Burton Aberdeen welcomes new fiscal officer Fatal car crash in Adams County Ripley missons group to have fundraiser OVM recognizes retiring asst. admin. Royce K Zimmerman Lady Warriors advance to Elite 8 SBAAC awards boys basketball all-stars SBAAC girls basketball all-stars take home awards SHAC Winter Sports Awards Banquet set for March 12 Altman claims 170-pound district title Sirkka L Buller Arthur C Schneider

Ralph M Gaither

Ralph Martin Gaither, age 86 of Manchester, Ohio, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center near Ripley, Ohio.  He was a farmer, he worked at the Bank of Maysville for twenty-eight years, where he was V.P. of the installment loan department and worked at Ashland Oil for ten years as a truck driver and bookkeeper.  He was also a lifelong member and Deacon at the Aberdeen Baptist Church in Aberdeen, Ohio and served as a trustee for Hiett’s Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Gaither was a devoted husband, brother and son and a loving father and grandfather.  He had a very generous heart and was a genuine, hardworking, kind and extremely self-less gentleman.  He was born February 14, 1931 in Huntington Township, Ohio the son of the late Lee M. and Mary L. (Cooper) Gaither.  He was also preceded in death by his wife Lena Leota (Jones) Gaither in 2003; one granddaughter – Sarah Beth Gaither and a sister-in-law – Doris Gaither.
Mr. Gaither is survived by one daughter – Rosemary Gentry and husband Charles of LaGrange, Kentucky; one son – Randy Gaither and wife Ninette of Louisville, Kentucky; four grandchildren – Matt Gaither of Louisville, Kentucky, Doug Towler of Friendswood, Texas, Rebecca Morgan of Louisville, Kentucky and Brian Towler of Louisville, Kentucky; seven great grandchildren; one brother – Wilbur Gaither of Ripley, Ohio and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Aberdeen Baptist Church in Aberdeen, Ohio.  Pastor Phillip Huffman will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday March 27, 2017 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio and from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 28 at Aberdeen Baptist Church.  Interment will follow the funeral service in Charter Oak Cemetery in Aberdeen, Ohio.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to:  the Aberdeen Baptist Church P.O. Box 529 Aberdeen, Ohio 45101 or Hospice of Hope 909 Kenton Station Dr. Maysville, KY. 41056.
Condolences may be sent to the family at:  www.cahallfuneralhomes.com

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