Robert “Bob” Arnett, 85, of London died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in his residence.
  Born October 19, 1932 in London, Ohio; he was a son of Edgar and Luttie (McComis) Arnett.
 Bob had worked for approximately 30 years for the Brockman Furnace Company in Springfield, as well as London Correctional Institution and loved horses, hunting, fishing and bull riding in rodeos most weekends.
  Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary “Kate” (Bumgarner) Arnett; children Marion Irene (Brian) Jordan of CA, Robert Arnett, Jr. of MI, Charles Douglas Arnett of Newark, Cindy “Sam” Johnson and David John Arnett both of London; grandchildren Danny, Jenifer, Sierra, Charlie, Heather, James, Brittany, John, Steven, Misty and Brenda; many great-grandchildren; sister Phyllis (Cliff) Hickman, brother Donald Edward (Emmajean) Arnett and numerous nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Brenda Buskirk; and brothers and sisters Charlie, George, Marion, Melvina, Juanita, Bernice, Alma and Faye.
  A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
  Memorials in Bob’s memory may be sent to Loving Care Hospice. PO Box 445, London, OH 43140.
  The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St, London, where online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneral

Michael “Mike” Dale Holton, 58,of London passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends November 11, 2017 at 1:42 p.m. in Mount Carmel West Hospital.  Born March 19, 1959 in Columbus, he was a son of Roger Dale Holton and Mable Louise Johnson.  Mike had been an Electro-Mechanical Project Specialist at the Brillo Manufacturing facility (Purex, Dial, Church & Dwight, Armaly Brands) in London for 40 years.  Mike did not know a stranger.  He had the gift of drawing people in but kept those he really loved and cherished in a small tight knit circle.  If you were a part of that circle you were blessed.       He was very talented in problem solving and fixing and making things.  His intelligence, his beautiful eyes, strong hands, upstanding work ethic, his smile and his ornery sense of humor were some of his biggest assets.  He was always willing to learn and teach those willing to learn.  He shared himself as a 4-H advisor, a pit crew member and prop maker for the London High School Marching Band.  He enjoyed bringing the Holton-Johnson family together every year at the annual HO-JO reunion.  He was a lifelong Harley Davidson and Chevy enthusiast.  He tried to like the Cleveland Browns; he loved the Columbus Blue Jackets and The Ohio State Buckeyes.  He was quite the talent at bowling, horseshoes and cornhole.  Most importantly, He was so very proud of his children.
  Survivors include his wife and soul mate of 27 years, Jacqueline Holton, Son, Kenneth W. (Rebekah) Holton of Georgia, Daughter, Desiree Holton (Nicholas DeVivo) of California.  Grandson, Kenneth D. Holton (Tiara Frew) of London, Granddaughter Madison Holton of Georgia.  Great Granddaughter Alaya Holton of London.  Beloved Brother Keith (Rebecca) Holton of Catawba, Beloved Sister Kathryn Spring of London.  Beloved Nieces Aimee Holton Massie, Anna McCall, Allison (Eric) Connally, Stephanie (Kevin) Flax; Nephew Wesley Spring; Great Nephew Holton Massie and Great Niece Scarlet McCall, father in law, Ralph Jones of London.  Numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins.  He is also missed by his fur kids Mallie, Todd, Jersey and Panther. 
 Special friends: The Bobby and Connie Jackson Family, Larry Hoosier, Rob and Julie Crawford, Bill and Tammy Pollock, Jeff Meade, Mike, Debbie, Nathan and Kassandra Barnhart.
 He was preceded in death by his parents; Step-Mother Dianna Pertusset; numerous special Aunts and Uncles and mother in law, Elsie Jones.
The celebration of life services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in THE EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Scott Griswold officiating.  There will not be an interment.  Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m.and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, 103 N. Main St, London.  Honorary Pall Bearers: Ken Holton, Keith Holton, Wesley Spring, Mike Barnhart, Rob Crawford, Larry Hoosier and Bill Pollock.
 There will be a gathering at the Della Selsor building at the Madison County Fairgrounds following the service.  The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Madison County 4-H Committee or the London High School Marching Band Program.  Information will be available at the Funeral Home.  Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisher funeralhome. com

​Roger D Gartin, age 57 of Mt. Sterling died unexpectedly, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at his residence.  He was born November 25, 1959 in Anchorage, Alaska.
   Preceded in death by his mother, Julia Gartin.
  He is survived by son, Jake, and daughters Nicole and Jessica; father, Harrison (Judy) Gartin; brothers Gary and Ricky Gartin.
  The family is being served by the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling.  A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Nola C. Harmon, 82 of London died November 5, 2017 in Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born in Lucasville on November 26, 1934 to Milford and Eithel (Smith) Buckler.
   She had been a bookkeeper at Ohio National Bank and was a monitor at Seton Apartments for 12 years. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents, sisters Norma Green, Kathleen Adkins, Audrey Ray, Gladys Green, Judy Bensonhaver, Ruth Stepp and Modia Lee; and a brother Woodrow Buckler. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
 Funeral service at the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FYUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE Friday (11-10)  12:00 PM with Dr. Melvin Harter officiating. Friends may call 2 hours prior to service. Burial Monday (11-13)  at 10:00 AM in Bethel Cemetery. Condolences to

Phyllis Irene Kelly, 70, of West Jefferson, died Monday, October 30, 2017 in her residence.
  Born August 8, 1947 in Matewan, WV; she was a daughter of Otis and Ruth (Blevins) Davis.
   Phyllis retired from Core Molding in Columbus; was a member of the West Jefferson Freewill Baptist Church; was active in the Madison County Senior Center as well as the senior centers in West Jefferson and Hilliard and volunteered at the West Jefferson Food Pantry.
  Survivors include her children Roy (Pam) Kelly, Michael Kelly, Brett (Shelly) Kelly and Leslie Kelly; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters Karen (Rick) Holden, Larry (Irene) Davis, Richard (Faye) Davis, Frieda Corney, Emma Wilson and Patty Field; numerous nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers and sisters Julie Johnson, Bill Davis, James Davis, Roy Davis, Gayle Hammonds and Kathleen Walters.
   A celebration of Phyllis’ life will be held at 6 PM Friday, November 10, 2017 in the Community Freewill Baptist Church, 130 Plain City-Georgesville RD, SE, Galloway, Ohio with Pastor Jerry Newman officiating. A reception for friends and family will follow services. In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place.
   The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, Ohio, where online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneral

Susan L. Cox, 62, of London died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Mt. Carmel Hospital East.
  Susan was born March 30, 1955 in Columbus. and retired in 2016 as a corrections officer from Madison Correctional Institution.
  Survivors include her husband Donald R. Cox, sons Kennison (Cynthia) Sims, Andrew Scott (Julia) Sims and Nathan (Alyson) Sims; step daughter Michele (Chad) Patterson; grandchildren Haley, Brooklyn, Andrew, Ashley, Addison, Kennison, Hannah, Morgan, Parker, Tori and McKenzie; step-father Jerry Brown; brothers and sisters in law Helen June Brooks, Clarice Bailey, Tressie (Terry Taylor) Hastings, Jack (Dixie) Cox and Gary (Karen) Cox.
  She was preceded in death by her brother Carson Eugene Puckett and mother Doreen (Evans) Brown.
 Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday in the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 211 Garfield Avenue, London. Interment will follow in Paint Memorial Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St, London from 3-5 and 6-8 PM Friday.
  The family suggests memorials be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Susan’s memory.
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Henry E. “Jim” Jones, 74 of London, died Monday, November 6, 2017 in The Arbors at West Jefferson.    
    Born January 17, 1943 in Plattsburg, he was a son of Freedman and Marie (Baird) Jones.
  A US Army veteran, Jim had worked for Forrest Trucking in West Jefferson and was also a member of the Aerie #950, FOE.
     Survivors include his wife Margaret “Peggy” (Laybourne) Jones, sons Henry “Tom” (Jenni), Charles “Bill”, Jimmy (Debbie) and Jon (Kelley) Jones; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Mary Ann Henry and brother William “Bo” Jones; several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Patricia “Sue” and brother Charlie.
     In keeping with Mr. Jones’ wishes, neither visitation nor services will be observed and cremation is to take place.   
    The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, where online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome. com.

Maggie Faye Shoemaker, age 85, of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Madison County Hospital.  She retired from the State of Ohio as a Business Manager with the State Psychiatric Hospital on West Broad Street in Columbus after 25 years of service.

   Maggie was preceded in death by her parents John and Nannie Davis, her husband L.R. “Ray” Shoemaker, son John Shockley, daughters Carmen Boggs and Connie Shockley, grandson Zachary Shockley, daughter-in-law Janet Shockley, sister Margie Stickel and brothers Cliff, John, Gordon and Don Davis.  Maggie is survived by her son Mark (Robin) Shockley of Grove City, OH, daughter Chris (Jerry Timmons) Shockley of Mt. Sterling, her six grandchildren: Eric Rice, April (Chuck) Flora, Scott (Debbie) Rice, Caryn (Andy) Dinneen, Kristin (Jennifer) Shockley and Travis (Jenny) Kemper, twelve great-grandchildren: Jacob Rice, Caleb Rice, Zachary Barney, Drake Barney, Dillan Rice, Allison Dinneen, Ashley Dinneen, Drew Dinneen, Taylor Shockley, Carter Shockley, Parker Shockley and Gage Kemper, great-grandson Remington Barney, sisters: Barbara (Bob) Redding of London, Sheila (Don) Conley of Jeffersonville, OH and Shirley Young of Wilmington, NC, sister-in-law Marie Davis of South Bloomfield, OH, brother-in-law Cy Stickel of Ashville, OH, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

  Family will receive friends from 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 West Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH 43143 (740)-869-2777 where her Funeral Service will follow the visitation and begin at 1:00p.m.  If they choose, friends may make memorial contributions in Maggie’s name to the Madison Health Foundation, 210 North Main Street, London, OH 43140 or on-line

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Beatrice “Bea” Dillon Ardrey, 81, of London died Friday, November 10, 2017 in Dublin Methodist Hospital.
  Born December 24, 1935 in Columbus; she was a daughter of the late Alice R. and Walter R. Dillon.
 Bea was a graduate of The Ohio State University and was a life member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association.
   Survivors include her husband Jerry K. Ardrey, brother in law Greg Ardrey, niece Jennifer Ardrey and nephew Rob Ardrey.
   Per Bea’s wishes, cremation will take place and a private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
  The family suggests memorials be made in Bea’s name to either The Ohio State University Alumni Assoc. or the Ohio State University Farm Science Review.
  The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMA-TORY, 103 N. Main St, London where online condolences for the family may be sent to

Michael Christopher “Chris” Cox, 56 of London, died Monday, November 6, 2017 in his residence.
   Born April 17, 1961 in Columbus; he was a son of Rosemarie Cox and William “Hoot” Hoosier.
     Chris had been a corrections officer starting at London Correctional and retiring from Madison Correctional after 26 years. He had also been a driver for the former 3-C Cab Co. and recently started his own company.
  Survivors include his brothers Dwight “Spunky” Cox and Mark Cox; nieces and nephews Jermal Napper and Gabrielle Cox, Abriel Mathias Cox and Moshe Mathias Cox; aunts and uncles Frank Cox, Gus Hoosier, Jenny Gholston, Jackie Boronell and JoAnn Payne; a host of cousins including Jacqueline Schook and Daniel (Aquinetta) Polley, many friends and his beloved dog “Sid”.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jeffrey I. Cox and William “Bill” Cox.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Saturday in St. Paul AME Church with Rev. Melvyn Huguely officiating. Interment will follow in Deercreek Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM Friday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St, London.
       The family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul AME Church, 11 W. Center St, London, OH 43140.
      Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome. com.

James Furniss, age 89 of Williamsport, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at his residence.  He was born June 28, 1928 in Pickaway County, Ohio.  Jim was a lifetime farmer of Pickaway County and served in the Army-Air Corp.
   Preceded in death by his parents John and Marvene (Fast) Furniss; wife Betsey Furniss, sons Baby boy and John Furniss, granddaughter, Jonnie Sue Anderson.
    Jim is survived by his loving family; daughter, Rhonda Phillips (Chet); daughter-in-law, Susan Furniss; grandchildren, Kirk and Stephanie Furniss, Julie (Tim) Wickline, James (Kristen) Phillips; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Chase Anderson, Alissa, Alexis, Bryce and Blake Wickline, Hannah and Cooper Phillips; nieces and nephews.
  A Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling.  Rev. Jim Ferrell officiating with the interment following in Pleasant Cemetery with military honors.
        Family will receive friends on Sunday, Nov. 12th from 2 - 4 p.m.
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Jerry Roscoe Hamilton, 79, of Springfield, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 in his residence.
  He was born November 21, 1937 in London, the son of Reverend James C. and Mary E. (Collier) Hamilton. Jerry had been a professional bowler for more than 25 years, being inducted into the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame. Was a member of the Mechanicsburg Church of Christ in Christian Union and attended the Forest Valley Free Will Baptist Church in Springfield. Jerry was retired from Navistar and was an avid outdoors man, enjoying fishing and hunting. Above all else he loved his Lord and his wife of 62 years.
  Jerry is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet (Cordell) Hamilton; daughters: Joni (Dick) Wickline; Joy (Steve) Miller; Jerri Barker; Jeane (Erwing) Martinez; brother: Jimmy (Mary Lee) Hamilton; grandchildren: Nathan and Bryan Miller; Kyle and Mitchell Martinez; great grandchildren: Noah, Bryson, Olivia, Gracelyn, Will, Elayna, and Mason Miller.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson: Greg Miller.
  A grave side service will held 2:00 PM. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Oak Hill Cemetery, London, with the Reverend Del Wallace officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday from 12:30 until 1:30 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made, in Jerry's memory to: Hospice of Dayton, Inc., 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.
 Jerry's funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 E. High St., London, Ohio 43140.
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