Rita Tarvin Rocket win streak reaches five G-Men ascend to 4-0 in SBAAC National Division with win at Williamsburg Jays soar to 3-1 with win at North Adams Young Lady Jays improving as season progresses Mary J Yockey Callie J Maynard Windle Blanton Daisy D Nevels RULH HS students visit Jungle Jims Aberdeen Council has busy end of the year River Village Christmas celebration begins SR 41 now open Gast’s three-point shower drowns the Tigers Lady Rockets capture wins over Ripley, Batavia Keplinger signs with Shawnee State Warriors down the Devils, fall to the Greyhounds Broncos edge out Williamsburg, 53-50 Carol S Newman John E Short RULH Elementary names ‘Go Green’ Students RE/MAX Local Experts opens in Williamsburg RULH wraps up ‘No Shave November’ fundraiser Eleven indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Donald C Vance John C Morris Rebecca E Simpson Hot start sets pace for Broncos’ 85-40 win over CNE G-Men get off to 1-1 start Lady Rockets start off season with tough string of road games Basketball Special: 2017-18 Katherine J Wolfe Virginia J Germann Rev Commadora Manning Mona K Kirker Ohio Rural Heritage Association donates to Food Pantry RULH FCCLA attends meeting in D.C. RULH MS students try ‘Tabletop Twitter’ Ripley Village Christmas update Bonita Planck Carol J Wagner Christopher O Richey Sr Five new members to enter WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Blue Jays ready to soar under Woodward Fischer named to OPSWA All-Ohio First Team of football all-stars High school girls’ hoop action kicks off in Brown County Formation of new joint Fire & EMS District discussed RULH students learn about ‘Global Food’ Personal financial management class at RULH High School Dale G Ferriel John E Slack Nicholas A Arthur Bonnie J Roush Charles E Faul Phyllis A Mills Carl L Watson Marc W Bolce Robert R Moore Robert K King June R Williams William T Ishmael Sr Deborah J Napier High school hoop action begins Fayetteville SAY Girls Wing Soccer Team finishes season among state’s Final Four Devils visit Georgetown for OHSAA Foundation Games Grandfather charged in boy’s death ‘Real Money’ at RULH Middle School Ripley High School celebrates Veterans Day Reward increases for information leading to conviction in Stykes’ murder Ripley Village Christmas update Kenneth M McKinley Vilvens signs with Mount St. Joseph SBAAC awards girls tennis all-stars Layman inducted into Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame SBAAC hands out awards to First Team girls’ soccer all-stars John D Marks Aberdeen Police Department receives ‘Shop With a Cop’ donation Benefit to take place Nov. 17 for Grace Copple St. Michael students take part in Community Soup Supper Voters return Worley to the bench Ruby A Ratliff Donna J Moore Stella M Glasscock Ellen L Gelter Alverda T Guillermin Justin N Beach EHS dedicates ‘Kiser Court’ SBAAC awards First Team football all-stars, winning teams Sizer earns SBAAC American Division Volleyball Player of Year honors for 3rd straight year Broncos to host Blue Jays for OHSAA ‘Jimmy Young’ Foundation Game, Nov. 17 Vern W Kidd Jr Brown County Election Results – 2017 Michael D Hines Raymond W Napier Leslie E Boyle Gary L Barber RULH NHS welcomes new inductees K-9 Units and handlers visit RULH High School EMS members honored for service Road work on Ripley streets to begin

Thelma L Gray

Thelma L. Gray, age 89, of Macon, Ohio passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Villa Georgetown Nursing Facility and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 18, 1928 in Brown County, OH the daughter of the late Benjamin and Bessie (Gelter) Sydnor.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Vern M. Gray. She was united in marriage to Vern M. Gray on December 20, 1947 in Ripley, OH. To this union, 4 loving children were born; Jennifer, Sharon, Lynn and Dale. A mother and homemaker, Thelma was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family, friends and church. Thelma had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of the Macon Church of Christ and played the piano for fifty plus years. Hosted many preachers, and dedicated her time with vacation bible school, Area Women’s Christian Fellowship, and Butler Springs Christian Academy. She worked for the Fincastle, Decatur Schools and Southern State Community College. She was an avid gardener, seamstress, and loved working in her flower beds. She continued to share those traits with her children and grandchildren. Thelma is survived by her family, Jennifer (Steve) Drew of Winchester, Sharon (John) Shelton of Winchester, Lynn (Bonnie) Gray of Sardinia and Dale (Michelle) Gray of Mt. Orab. Also leaves 13 grandchildren, and many loving great and great, great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Macon Church of Christ under the direction of the Meeker Funeral Home. Jerrod Florence will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Liberty Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Chapel Perpetual Care Association, C/O Dale Gray, Treasurer, 8 Compton Place, Mt. Orab, OH 45154 or the Macon Church of Christ, 11834 Emmons St., Winchester, OH 45697. Friends and Families may sign Thelma’s online guestbook at www.meekerfuneralhomes.com.

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