Nellie Louise Hunter, 88, of London passed away peacefully on January 10, 2019 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center.
   She was born December 20, 1930, a daughter of James and Nancy Ellen (Johnson) Coughlin.
   Nellie was a long time cook for Madison Rural School before working and retiring as food service manager at Madison Correctional Institution. She was a faithful member of the Newport United Methodist Church, was a past 4-H advisor for Speedy Spurs, was a lover of all animals, especially horses and dogs. She will long be remembered for her loyalty and personality.
   The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff of Sisters on Elm for their comfort and caring for Nellie. Also thank you to the many friends who visited and sent cards to Nellie during her stay at Sisters.
   She was preceded in death by her mother and father, husband K.R. Hunter and daughter in law Pamela Hunter.
  Survivors include her son Jim Hunter (Lisa Daniels), daughter Joretta Hunter (Pat McNaughton); granddaughters Jacqueline (Dave) Bolin, Jennifer (Tim) Little and Jill Hunter; niece Sue (Don) Woodland, cousin and best friend Janet Orndorf; great-grandchildren Linson and Kinsley Bolin, Jordan Reece, Evan and Addison Plantz and Ian Bradshaw.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Pastor Jeff Smalley officiating. Interment will follow in Paint Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-6 PM Sunday.
   The family suggests memorials be made to Life Care Alliance/Meals on Wheels.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to

Luther Spicer Williams, Jr. died peacefully at his home in London, Ohio on January 10, 2019.
   He was born on May 13, 1947 in Baltimore, MD, a son of Luther S. Williams and Anne (Buck) Williams, both deceased.
   Survivors include his sister Luanne Williams Dubble (Roger L.) of Navarre, FL., nieces Deborah D. Flint (Wayne) and Donna D. Lucier (Robert MacDarmont), nephews Roger W. Dubble and John L. Dubble (Robin); great nephews Kyle Flint, Alex Flint, Noah Lucier, Adam Lucier and Connor Dubble, great niece Amber Dubble.
   Luther had served in the Ohio Air National Guard and was sent to Korea during the Pueblo Incident.
   He attended The Ohio State University and had worked at Xerox and Columbia Gas of Ohio in collections before retiring.
  Funeral services will not be observed and the family asks if friends wish, they make a contribution in Luther’s name to their favorite charity.
   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

Elmer "Art" Oldenburg, age 59 of Columbus, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019, at his home. preceded in death by his loving mother Betty, brothers Jeff and Gerald. He is survived by his father Elmer, sister and brother-in-law Penny and Andy Higgins, nephews Ian and Graham Higgins, aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends as well as his family at Shasta Group Home.

  The family will receive friends Friday, January 18, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Mt. Sterling First Church of The Nazarene 226 N. Market Street, Mt. Sterling, OH 43143. Funeral Service to follow at 1 PM with Rev. Dortha Ross officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Special Olympics, Ohio, Inc. 3303 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 43232. Please visit  www.tidd to share your condolences with the family. Funeral Arrangements completed by Porter-Tidd Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling. OH

Henry C. Grimmett, 58, formerly of London, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in Port Charlotte, Florida.
   Born November 30, 1960 in Logan Co., WV; he was a son of William and Lois (Canup) Grimmett.
Henry had done maintenance work most of his life and loved fishing.
  Survivors include his children Henry (Misty) Grimmett, II, Matthew (Danielle) Grimmett and Miranda (Wyatt) Smith, a niece who was like a daughter to him, Destiney Hall; grandchildren Austin, Dilan, Brian, Caitlyn, Michael, Summer, Matthew, Christian, Cole, Ashlynn, Brianna, Courtney Savanna, Alex and Ayden; brothers: Jerry (Shirley) Grimmett), Mike Grimmett, Carl (Ilene) Grimmett, sisters:  Debbie Nutter, Violet (Terry) Trent, Mary (Kenneth) Justice, Shellia Grimmett, and Lynn Watson; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ella Louise Grimmett on January 10, 2018 and brother Tim Grimmett.
  Funeral services will be held at 3 PM Sunday, January 20, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Pastor Leon Stevens officiating. Interment will follow in Somerford Township Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-3 PM Sunday.
   Online condolences for the family may be sent to

Sharon (Kelley) Caudill 74 of Mt Sterling passed on Jan. 13, 2019. She was born in Mt Sterling to Martin & Analee (Birchfield) Kelley who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 56 years Dave, 2 daughters Lorie (Barry) Adams, Stacie (Cory) Bachnicki, grandchildren Amber (Larry) Fleck, Billijo (Angie) Frazier, Kellie Creager, Devin (Emily) Morrison, Brooke (Dan) King, 9 great-grandchildren, and a sister Anita (Dick) Green. She was preceded in death by a sister and brother in law Carol (Bob) Bacon.
   Sharon was a member of the Anchor Baptist Church and retired after 30 years at Calmar.
   Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Anchor Baptist Church 456 Jameson Road Washington Court House, where a funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Friday with burial to follow in Bethel Cemetery. The family was assisted by the Porter Tidd Funeral Home of Mt. Sterling. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit

Harold E. Roark, 92, of London died Monday, January 14, 2019 in London.
  Born December 17, 1926 in Ashland, KY; he was a son of Pearl and Ethel (May) Roark.
  A US Navy veteran of WWII, Harold also served in the Air National Guard in Springfield and Army National Guard in London. He retired in 1987 as a stationary engineer from the London Correctional Institution.
  Survivors include his sons Harold Roark, Jr and John “Fred” Roark (fiancée Kim West); two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brother Charles Roark, sister Barbara Davis and several nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his daughter Karen Elaine Roark, grandson Justin Roark, brothers Guy and Donald Roark, sister Helen Henson, sisters in law Judy and Loretta Roark and brother sin law Elmer Henson and Dan Davis.
 Friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London from 5-7 PM Thursday. Per Harold’s wishes, cremation follow.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to

Alfred Eugene “Cubby” Wilson, Jr, 61 of Columbus, died Sunday, January 6, 2019 in his residence.
  Born November 25, 1957 in Columbus, he was a son of Alfred Eugene and Betty Jane (Stanley) Wilson, Sr.
  Cubby belonged to the Fountain of Truth Ministries and Love of Christ Ministries.
  Survivors include his children Dwight (Erin) Jones, Tessa (Demetrice) Prince, Tia (Brannon) Edley and Tara (Michael) Perry; 11 grandchildren; sisters and brothers Cheryl (Matthew) Buxton, Tanya Wilson, Keith (Yolanda) Wilson, Tyron (Cheryl) Artis, Chandra Smith and Vance Wilson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, son Alfred Mitchell, grandmother Viola Walker and sister Raenetta Wilson.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Friday in the Fountain of Truth Ministries, 135 Maple St, London with Pastor Tyrone Artis and Pastor Keith Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Deercreek Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 4-7 PM Thursday. The family suggests memorials be made to Fountain of Truth Ministries.
   The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 North Main St, London where online condolences for the family may be sent to​

                                      Firefighter 40 years
                                Ronald E. Lavely, age 75, passed

                                     away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019,

                                     surrounded by his loving family,

 friends and his Firefighter family. Ron spent 40 years in the fire service starting out his career at the Franklin Township Fire Department and later moved to the City of Columbus Fire Department. He then worked his way up the rank to Captain. Ron ended his career as Chief of the Prairie Township Fire Department after 40 years of service. He loved spending time with family and boating on the water with friends. To know Ron was to love him. He never met a stranger, he was always smiling, laughing and loving life. Ron is preceded in death by his parents Edward and Frances Lavely, son David Lavely, and daughter Michelle McAninch. He is survived by his loving wife Linda of 16 years, son Robert Lavely, daughter Tammy Jenny, sister Carol Haenszel, son-in-law David McAninch, 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The family will welcome friends at The Columbia Heights United Methodist Church 775 Galloway Rd., Galloway, OH 43119, Friday, January 18, 2019, from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M where Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 P.M. with Pastor Larry Baker officiating. Interment will be at the Galloway Cemetery, Galloway, OH. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to The Prairie Township Firefighters Association, 123 Inah Ave. Columbus, OH 43228 in Ron's memory. Please visit to share your favorite memories of Ron with the family​

John David Laferty, 82 of West Jefferson passed away January 12, 2019. Born on September 27, 1936, in West Jefferson, Ohio, to the late Paul Henry and Sarah Mae (Jester) Laferty. John was a graduate of West Jefferson High school, Class of 1954 and The Ohio State University class of 1960. He was a dedicated employee of General Motors for 43 years, Proudly serving 9 years as Financial Secretary of the United Auto Workers, U.A.W.

  Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Cheryl Harmon-Foust, Daughters, Jennalee Laferty Speakman; her sons, Layne Speakman and Aaron Speakman, Lynnette Laferty Newkirk; her daughters, Brooke Newkirk Krueger and Brandy Newkirk DeRoche, Julie Foust; her children, Sophia Nelson, Max Nelson, Victor Nelson, and Ace Nelson. Sons, John David Laferty II (Susan); their sons, John David Laferty III and Jason Laferty, Stephan Michael Laferty, his daughter Melissa Laferty Layton, Kent Foust (Claira Agnus), William "Curt" Foust (Tiffany), Curtis Laferty, Sister, Susan Laferty Braithwaite (Edward); their children, Karen Braithwaite Salyer, Andrea Braithwaite Glock, Marcie Braithwaite Criss, great-grandchildren and many other family members.

   Services will be announced at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main Street West Jefferson, OH 43162. Please visit to send condolences to the Laferty family. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Sufficient Grace P.O. Box 92, West Jefferson, OH 43162. 

Norma (Schuler) Watson was born on July 31, 1922 to Jack and Prue Schuler. Norma died on December 30, 2018 in Plain City. She eloped and married Norman E. Watson on September 25, 1943 in London. He preceded her in death August 12, 1998. Her daughter Anita (Watson) Sutcliffe also preceded her in death November 19, 1992.

   She is survived by one son and daughter in law, Gary and Patricia Watson of London; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Norma lived happily in the country as a farmer's wife and as an active proclaimer of the Kingdom.

  She spoke about the Bible's message for over 50 years to her neighbors and friends. She will be missed by her many friends and family.

  A memorial service was held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 5, 2019 in London Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 4230 Lafayette-Plain City Road, London. Paul Mason will be the speaker. Friends may call at Kingdom Hall from 12 noon until 2:00 PM.

John J. Mast, 73, of London, OH received his wings unexpectedly on Monday January 14, 2019 as his family surrounded him with great love.  Born on August 25, 1945 in Delaware, OH to late John A. and Sarah (Farmwald) Mast.  A loving husband, of 54 years, to his wife Janet (Hockenbery) Mast.  A wonderful father to his 3 children Lori (Steve) Denes, Julie (Brad) Treliving and Brian (Darcey) Mast.  Most importantly he was the best Gramps ever to his 8 grandchildren, Taylor, Lindsey, Mitchell and Sarah Denes, Ryann and Reese Treliving, Kayle and Bradan Mast, who loved him with all their hearts and whom he loved with all of his.  He was a friend, of few words, to so many in the community. A lifelong farmer, caring for the land as only he could.  

   Visitation will take place Friday, January 18 from 2-4 and 6-8 at Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.  Funeral services will be held Saturday January 19 at Sharon Mennonite church at 10:00 am.  Final resting place in Fairfield Township Cemetery.  Visit to share a special memory​


​James “Jim” D. Wildermuth died peacefully at home on January 4, 2019 in London, Ohio at the age of 65.
  Jim is survived by his wife Jeanette (Phillips); children, Ryan (Melanie) Wildermuth and Casey (Alex) Pangalanagan; grandchildren, Owen, Aiden, Cameron, and Hudson; sister, Judy Allensworth; nieces Kristin Longaberger and Courtney Flower and his sidekick and beloved Bassett Hound, Herbie.
    He is preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Kathleen (Brown) Wildermuth of Middleport, OH. Jim was born on July 5, 1953 in Pomeroy, Ohio to Millard and Kathleen (Brown) Wildermuth.
  He attended Meigs High School then on to Hocking Technical College in Nelsonville, Ohio. He married Jeanette (Phillips), his high school sweetheart in 1972. After moving to Columbus, Jim began working for Kroger as a Manager and retired after 35 years of service. Jim had a passion for music, this passion started early in life playing parties, school dances and bars around his home town of Pomeroy. While he played many instruments, he was known for playing the drums and performed with bands around Columbus most of his life. He was a fun-loving individual who loved buying “As Seen on TV” gifts for his family for the pure reward of the laughter that came with the gift opening. Jim took special care of his dog, Herbie, ensuring hot dogs and treats were always on hand.
   Friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London from 4-7 PM Friday.
   The family suggests memorials in Jim’s name be made to Loving Care Hospice, PO Box 445 London, Ohio, 43140. Online condolences for the family may be sent to

Douglas G. Havens (Dougie), 51, of Pancoastburg, Ohio passed away on January 9, 2019, at his home. Dougie was born on February 20, 1967, in Washington Court House to the late Doug and Sue Havens. 
  Dougie was a 1985 graduate of Miami Trace High School. He married his former spouse Nikki Duncan on October 11, 1989. He is survived by their children Adam(April), Amanda(Ryan), Courtney (Jeffrey) Havens, and Bethany(John) Selleck. Also survived by his grandchildren Anthony, Brandon, Garritt, Bryleigh, Tyler, Andrew, Leeah, Brayden, Mallory, EmmaLee, and Aubree. Dougie is survived by his sisters Dee(Mike) Rodgers, Susan Havens, and Jennifer(Tom Nicley) Havens. 
  Dougie loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed going fishing and camping with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
  A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. at the Porter-Tidd Funeral Home 331 W. Main Street, Mount Sterling, Ohio 43143. A funeral service will be held Monday, January 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m at the funeral home, followed by a burial at the Waterloo Cemetery. Following the burial, a celebration of life will be held. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to offset funeral costs. Please visit  www.tiddfuneral  to  send condolences to the Haven's family. ​