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 Russell K Wolfer SHAC recognizes volleyball all-stars SHAC cross country all-stars take home awards Eastern girls finish runner-up in SHAC golf standings Week 10 football roundup Kathleen J Bright Sister Marjean Clement Veterans Service Office Moves RULH MS students hold first Science Club meeting Bald Eagles spotted 2017 Celebration of Lights being planned Carlos L Beck Georgetown XC teams qualify for regional championship meet Warriors advance to Div. II Regional Meet Lady Rockets reach end to successful volleyball season Week nine football roundup Lady Warriors regional bound Amy J Caudill Bertha Lindsey Bobby S Conley Ripley Council considers insurance changes, will be making repairs on Rankin Hill Road PRC Walk for Life raises $4,600 Mary E Hahn Gary R Cornette Week 8 football roundup Notable soccer season reaches end for G-Men Lady Broncos are SBAAC American Division XC champs SHAC XC title goes to Lady Warriors Arthur Smith Eugene M Jennings Jr Billy R Kilgore Sr Carol D Roberts Thelma L Gray Ripley FFA off to a busy start this year Ripley River Village Christmas adds new events Man found dead in ditch Rev Alvin B Woodruff Jackson L Russell Lady Broncos bring home 11th SBAAC American Division title in 12 years Lady Rockets wrap up regular season Warriors rally for win Broncos make it two in a row Helen L Whalen Veterans saluted at the Brown County Fair Prints available of Eagle Creek Bridge, by local artist Tommy J Stamper Sue Day Broncos move closer to SBAAC American Division title Lady G-Men working hard, showing improvement Sports complex soon to open in Mt. Orab Week 6 football roundup H Ray Warnock Ripley McDonalds robbed overnight Familiar pizzeria in Ripley has new owners Linda Taylor Rene Sizemore-Dahlheimer Eugene Snider Eric Workman Gregory Terry Edith M Moore Eileen Womacks Michael C Jennings Janice K Brunner Cheer squads compete at ‘Little State Fair’ Truck, tractor pulls draw a crowd at Brown County Fair Week 5 football roundup Lady Broncos rise to 11-6 with win over Batavia Broncos buck Clinton-Massie, Goshen James H Boyd Warren A Stanley Jane R Ernst Darrell F Anderson James W Ball Jr June R Paul Robert Kattine Tony W Ratliff Carroll G Boothby Ripley Council addresses roof replacement and paving projects Beasley Farm to remain agricultural forever Janet R Whitt Jacqualine Attinger L Mae Spencer Battle between Broncos, G-Men ends in tie SB Warriors rout Peebles, 60-0 Lady Jays celebrate first victory Lady Rockets on a roll Rockets cruise to 4-0 Broncos celebrate homecoming Sininger wraps up another outstanding regular season of high school golf Joan E Stevens

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

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