Edward McCarty, 79, of London died Sunday, May 17, 2020 in his residence.
  Born August 6, 1940 in Kentucky; he was a son of Glenn and Ellen (Reed) McCarty.
   Ed had worked in construction all of his life.
   Survivors include his sons Glenn Edward McCarty and Billy Ray McCarty both of London; Anna (Richard) Gilbert of Columbus, brother Charles (Wilma) McCarty of Ashville; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dimple Ruth (Austin) McCarty, three brothers Arvil, Roy and James McCarty.
   A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Thursday in Deercreek Township Cemetery, Lafayette. Friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London from 3-7 PM Wednesday.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to


Mary Kienzle, age 81 of Plain City, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Arrangements are being handled by TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, PLAIN CITY/DUBLIN CHAPEL, 9720 STATE ROUTE 161, PLAIN CITY, OHIO, 43064. To share your online condolences with Mary’s family please visit www.tiddfuneralhomes.com​

Joseph F. Pfeifer - 1949-2020 known around West Jefferson by his friends as “Hippie Joe”, age 70, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, in West Jefferson, OH. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fritz and June (Campbell) Pfeifer.

   Survived by daughters Katherine, Cydney, and Emily; brothers and sisters John, Jan, Jill, Joyce, and Jeff; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, including Craig Campbell, and special friend and caregiver Lori Sayre.

   A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral home in West Jefferson, Ohio.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Joe’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at stjude.org.

Dwight “Spunky” Cox, 72, of London died Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Arbors West, West Jefferson, Ohio.
   Born October 6, 1947 in London; he was a son of Rosemarie Cox.
  A 1966 graduate of London High School, Spunky was a gifted athlete, playing quarterback for the Red Raiders. He had been a schoolteacher in the US Virgin Islands for 20 years before returning to London where he had worked for Stanley Electric, Jefferson Industries and the Red Brick Tavern.
  Survivors include his daughter Abriel Matthias Proctor (Elbert Proctor Jr.), son Moshe Matthias Cox; grandchildren Mekhi Moshe Matthias-Cox, Mekayla Deanna Matthias-Cox, and Syheir Aaron Peters all of the Virgin Islands; brother Mark Cox of London; niece Gabrielle Cox of Dublin, nephew Jemal Napper of Columbus; many cousins including Jackie Schook of London, Danny (Tootie) Polley of IL and Francine Cox of Springfield.
  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents William and Rose Cox, mother Rosemarie Cox, brothers Jeff and Chris Cox, aunt Marvine Miller and uncles William “Bill” Cox and Frank Cox.
   A memorial service to celebrate Spunky’s life will be held at a later date.
   The family suggests memorials in Dwight’s name be sent to the funeral home for the benevolence of the family.
   Services have been entrusted to the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London where online condolences may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com



Dan P. Nevitt, 75, of London, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Sisters on Elm, London.
  Born January 16, 1945 in Peoria, IL; he was a son of Charles B. and Ellen J. (Jury) Newton.
  A member of the Maranatha Baptist Church, Dan was also a US Army veteran of Vietnam. He retired from the US Post Office after 20 years and had also worked for Otis Elevator, Stanley Electric and Madison County Hospital, all in London.
   Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Karen (Fleming) Nevitt; daughters Alicia (Chris) Ellis, Jennifer (David) Queen, Christine Ayers and Rebekah (Kevin) Donahue; grandchildren Victoria (Ellis) and Thomas Kisamore, Logan Queen, Grace Ayers, Lauryn Queen, Rebekah Ayers, Lanie Queen, Lucas Queen and Cora Donahue; brother Richard (Barb) Nevitt; aunts Merrielle Akright and Melba Jury and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his parents and many relatives of the Jury and Nevitt Families.
    Family and friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London from 12 Noon to 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 23, 2020. A private graveside service will be following at Kirkwood Cemetery, London. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on June 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Maranatha Baptist Church, 4663 Trabue Rd, Columbus, OH 43228.
   If they wish, and in lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions in Dan’s name to the Maranatha Youth Program to support their mission’s trip.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

Cecil McCollister, age 88, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, May 21. He was retired from Wasserstrom company after 25 years of employment. Cecil is preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Marcella, and 4 brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years Betty, children: Shirley (Chuck) Spellman, Vickie (Doug) Timmons, Jeffrey (Connie) McCollister, grandchildren: Lisa, Kimber (Dom), Steve (Natalie), Matthew (Jersie), Marissa (Brad), Macy, and Megan (John), great-grandchildren: Kyle, Drew, Sam, Patrick, Presley, Paxton, and Parker, great-great-grandchildren: Lilly, Olivia, Gabby, Odin, and Onyx, sister: Rosemary (Jack) Ross, sisters-in-law: Phyllis Chaney, Linda (Carl) Fuller, and also several nieces and nephews.

   There will be a private family viewing, Saturday, May 23, 2020, from 11:00 am-Noon at the Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main Street, West Jefferson, Ohio 43162. A Graveside Service will follow at 12:30 PM at the Big Plain Cemetery, 9100 Big Plain-Circleville Road, London, Ohio. Please visit



to share your online condolences with Cecil’s family. ​

Jack Francis Hughes, 88 of London died Sunday May 17, 2020 in his home. He was born in Franklin County, Ohio on May 17, 1932 to John and Frances (Halterman) Hughes. He was a firefighter, attaining the rank of Captain, served as Fire Marshall for 28 years, also served with Organized Crime Bureau (BCI) as a Fire Marshall, was a minor league baseball player with the Cincinnati Reds Farm Team, was an assistant Scout Master with Troop #104, Cub Master for Pack #104, team trainer for Madison Plains track team and loved to camp.
  Survived by his wife Betty (Vannelle) Hughes; children Christine (Steve) Danielson of Laverne, Arizona; Mary (David) Mills of London and Sean (Sue Ellen) Hughes of Delaware, Ohio. Grandchildren Jon, Jessica and Mackenzie; great grandchildren Mikhail Mills, Jayden Mills, Ryse Mills, Shawn Nelson, Kairi Nelson, and Brody Mills; sister in law Jean Denny and niece Jeannie Morgan. He is preceded in death by his parents, great grandchild Liam Mills, brothers Vernon “Bud” Denny and James Hughes and sister Rita Denny.
   Graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM in Oak Hill Cemetery, with Reverend David Leckrone officiating. Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors or the First Responders. Condolences to www.rldfh.com. The family has entrusted the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE.

 Duane Updegrove was born September 26, 1961 in Columbus, Ohio to Dennis Updegrove and Janet Knight Updegrove. Duane had worked for Krazy Glue and attended Matco. He made so many meaningful connections with employees, with staff and supervisors everywhere he went.
  He moved to London, Ohio where he united in marriage with Brenda Burns on April 1, 2015 and remained in London until he departed this life on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Duane was a wonderful family man and friend to all he met. He loved to shower his wife with flowers and gifts. His family was his number one priority in life.
   Duane enjoyed getting out into the community. He loved dining at Der Dutchman, going to local casinos, shopping and watching Monday Night Wrestling. He was very proud of his native American connections and ability to mind search with family.
   Preceded in death by his parents Dennis and Janet Updegrove; he leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Brenda Updegrove; brother Dean S. Updegrove of Florida and stepson Johnny Burns.
   The family would like to acknowledge the acts of kindness, prayers and sympathy shown to them during their hours of sorrow. Special thanks to Dr. Zainab Al-Obosi who provided Duane with superb care. Special thanks to the staff of Consumer Support Services who ensured Duane had the quality of life he desired and deserved. Duane will be remembered for his kind heart, love of life and bravery through all he endeavored.
   Friends are invited to calling hours at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London from 1-3 PM Friday. A private funeral service will follow at the funeral home. Burial will be at 11 AM Saturday in Skidmore Cemetery, Garrison, KY.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com​

Michael W. Gaskins, age 62 of Columbus, Ohio, succumbed his illness on Sunday, May 31, 2020, and is now at peace. Michael was born on October 1, 1958.

  He is preceded in death by his mother Georgia Gaskins, brother Ron Gaskins Jr., son Michael Gaskins Jr. Michael Is survived by his loving wife: Paula Gaskins, sons: Steven Gaskins, Andrew (Whitney) Reiter, daughter: Nicole (Robert) Connor., grandchildren: Steven Jr., Miranda, Landon, Ariana, Kameron Gaskins, Cameron Paugh, Robbie Connor, Gunner, and Andi Reiter, sister: Terry (James) Strickland, numerous nieces, and nephews all who will miss him greatly.

   The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 3, 2020, from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main Street, West Jefferson, Ohio 43162. A Memorial Service will follow at 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Please visit www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralhome.com to share your favorite memory of Michael.

Edgar O. “Mr. Ed” Estep, age 88, a long-time resident of West Jefferson, OH, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Sisters Elderly Care on Main in London, OH.  Born in Johnson County, KY to the late Richard and Elizabeth Estep, he was a veteran of the Korean War serving as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force.  A barber in West Jefferson for over 55 years, Mr. Ed owned and operated Mr. Ed’s Brown and Gold Barber Shop on Main Street.  He was an active and involved citizen of West Jefferson.  Mr. Ed was a member of Madison Lodge #221, F. & A.M., Clarence Bo Casto VFW Post # 7005, Jefferson Post #201 American Legion for over 60+ years, a member of the West Jefferson Community Association, a Founding Member of the Optimist Club, an Ox Roast Committee member and was named Grand Marshal in 2008.  Although not a Village Council Member, he served on many various committees.  He was also an Auxiliary Ohio State Patrolman.  Mr. Ed served as a West Jefferson High School Band Booster President and was an avid and loyal Roughrider football fan being named “Fan of the Year” on two occasions.  He missed only two games from 1958-2015. 

   In addition to his parents, Mr. Ed was preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty Estep who passed in 2009, his daughter Paula Brown, sisters Annie Salyer and Joyce Jordan, brother Goebel “Butch” Estep, and grandsons Edgar Brown and Jerry Whitt.  He is survived by his son Jeff (Kathryn Kessler) Estep, daughter Carol (Geoff) Langermeier, grandchildren: Elizabeth “Libby” (Carl) McClellan, Rachel (Mike) Wagner, Eric Langermeier, T.J. Langermeier and Ian Langermeier, 10 great-grandchildren and many, many friends. 

   Due to the current health crisis, a private family burial service was held at Hampton Cemetery in West Jefferson.  A public Celebration of Life service will be held when health conditions permit.  (Date & Time to be announced.)  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in his name to: Honor Flight Columbus, 2233 North Bank Drive, Columbus, OH 43220. The Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 West Main Street, West Jefferson, OH 43162 (614)-879-9222, assisted the family.  Please visit www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralhome.com to share your favorite memory of Mr. Ed or to send your condolences to his family.

Teresa “Teri” Lynn (Rosemeier) Sayre, age 60, passed away Sunday, May 24th at Riverside Methodist Hospital.  Teri was born on July 18, 1959 to Art and Suzanne (Flickinger) Rosemeier.  She grew up in Hilliard, Ohio where she enjoyed being a part of 4H, particularly working on sewing and cooking projects.  She graduated from Hilliard High School in 1977 where she was crowned Homecoming Queen. 

 She went on to attend Columbus Business University.  Following school, she worked for Central Ohio Credit Union as an executive secretary.  She also worked as a secretary for Independent Insurance Agents, as well as Hilliard Heritage and Hilliard Memorial Middle Schools. Teri was more than a strong personality; she had an energy about her that was impossible to go unnoticed.  That energy drew people towards her and formed countless relationships and friendships along the way. 

  Although, her chapter here on Earth is closed, her time with us was invaluable and will leave a lasting impression in its wake for many years to come.  She is preceded in death by her loving mother, Suzanne Rosemeier.  She is survived by husband, David “Chris” Sayre, daughter Kristen (Jon) Witham, and son, Shawn Sayre. 

   She is also survived by her three grandchildren; Lila, Luke, and Emma who lovingly referred to her as “Nana”.  She is survived by her father, Art Rosemeier, sister Lynda (Gene) Martin, brother Rick (Bonnie) Rosemeier, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

  Family will receive friends Friday, June 26, 2020 from 4-7 pm at the TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026; where funeral service will be held 10 am Saturday, June 27, 2020. Inurnment Wesley Chapel Cemetery.


Greg Davis passed away suddenly on May the 22nd 2020 at the age of 45. He was a graduate of Stow High School in 1993, served in the US Navy from 1995-1999, received a BS from OSU in 2004, and married the love of his life, Julie in 2005.
   Greg enjoyed spending time with his beautiful wife Julie who he also considered to be his best friend. He was a great role model to his many nieces and nephews. He was a good supportive son, and good listener. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Greg was a dependable, hardworking, and loyal man, who took great pride in all of his tasks. He enjoyed working with his hands and was a self-taught graphic designer, who played an important role in the success of his brothers business. In his spare time he volunteered at the VFW where he fundraised for the Honor Flight and Wounded Warrior Project and helped with the grounds.
     He was preceded in death by his grandparents Vera and Kenneth Davis, Henry and Kathryn Duigou, uncles Leonard and Henry (Bud) Duigou and Jerry Williams, aunts Elaine Russel, Nancy Duigou, cousins David Williams and John Mintzer.
   He is survived by his wife Julie, parents Bob and Joanne Davis, brother Pat (Mary) Davis, aunts Kathy Duigou, Betty Williams, Janice (Roger) McDannel, mother and father in law Dr. John and Louise Jordan, sisters and brothers in law Drew and Jenny Hildebrand, Dr. Robert and Linda Murden, Joan Jordan and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103, N. Main Street, London from 4-8 PM Tuesday, May 26, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be  held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 61 S. Union Street, London with Father Michael Hinterschied officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery, London.
    A memorial service at Holy Family Catholic Church in Stow, Ohio will be held at a later date.
   The family suggests memorials in Greg’s name be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project at


   Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

Nathanial Michael “Nate” Cain, 19, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 while swimming at Buck Creek, Springfield.
  Born July 27, 2000 in London; he was a son of Joshua Kenny and Miranda (Pernod) Cain.
   Nate had worked at Burger King in London, was an avid skateboarder and loved hanging out with his family.
  Survivors include his parents Josh and Mandy; brother Jordan Cain, twin brother Nicholas “Nick” Cain and sister Jacquleyn Cain; aunts and uncles Jason (Chris) Cain, Tabitha (Chris) Craft and Dylan (Beth) Pernod; grandparents Cindy and Tom Pernod and Jackie Cain and many friends and family.
   He was preceded in death by his grandfather Jack Cain and great-grandparents Wilma and Maurice Pernod.
   Friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London from 2-5 PM, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Monday, June 1, 2020 in the funeral home.
    In lieu of flowers, contributions for the benevolence of the family may be sent to the funeral home.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com