Joe Vance, age 94, of Pataskala, Ohio, formerly of Mt. Sterling, is with the Lord and his loved ones.  He joined them on Sunday, March 11, 2018.  Born in Hillsboro, Ohio to the late Elmer and Mary Vance, Joe was a farmer for most of his life and later worked at Versa, Inc. before he retired.

  Joe was a United States Marine and served in China during WWII.  He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife Tillie, his son Bill Vance and his two sisters and three brothers.  Joe is survived by his son Gary (Alta) Vance of Columbus, daughter Karen Vance of Pataskala, son Steve (Terri) Vance of McArthur, Ohio, daughter-in-law Kelly Vance of Dresden, Ohio, his four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, sister Ruth Fields of Orient, Ohio, his many nieces and nephews and his grand-dogs Joey and Charlie.     Family will welcome friends from 10:00-11:00a.m. SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 West Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH 43143 (740)-869-2777 where his Funeral Service will follow the visitation and begin at 11:00a.m. SATURDAY.  Burial will follow at Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Ohio. 

  Please visit www.tiddfuneral to send condolences to the Vance Family. 

William M "Bill" Conway, 78 of London died March 13, 2018. Born in Madison Co. October 20, 1939 to Bernard and Margaret Ann (Mooney) Conway. Bill was a founding member of Central Twp. Fire Department having served as firefighter, Captain, Asst. Chief and Chief over the course of 42 years. Served as Aviation Engine Mechanic with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, was a 1957 Jonathan Alder graduate, founding member of EMS, had been a farmer for most his life, and drove a school bus for London City Schools.
  Survived by wife of 33 years Donna Eileen Conway; daughter Annette Himmelreich of Florida; son Mike (Janine) Conway of W. Jefferson; step sons Rick (Kathy) Hutchinson of Galloway, Dale Hutchinson of London, Terry Hutchinson of W. Jefferson and Mark (Debbie) Hutchinson of West Virginia. 20 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and brother Frank Conway of Columbus. Preceded by parents.
   Visitation Sunday 2-6 PM at RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME, with Wake Service at 5;30. Mass Monday at 10;00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Fr. Mark Ghiloni officiating. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. Contributions to Breast Cancer Awareness. Condolences to

John T. Powers, 81, of London, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 in Madison Health.
     Born September 19, 1936 in Madison County; he was a son of Frank Eldon and Arwilda (Hodge) Powers.
  John retired from the US Army as a First Sergeant and has served his country during the Vietnam War, where he earned two bronze stars, a purple heart and seven Army commendations. After his military career, he had then worked for the Department of Corrections, first in Ohio, then in Arizona, retiring in 1998.
     Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Gladys (Gordon) Powers, children Ty Ann (Frank) Gerbracht, John (Diane) Powers, Scot (Angela) Powers and Jason (Natasha) Powers; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Paul “Jay” Powers and Robert “Bob” Powers.
    A graveside service will be held at 11:30 AM Friday, March 23, 2018 in Dayton National VA Cemetery. Visitation will not be observed. A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held at 4:30 PM Friday in the Union Township Hall, London.
    Memorials for John may be made to the funeral home for the benevolence of the family.
  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

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Reda M Williams, 86, of Mt. Sterling, died peacefully on March 9, 2018 as she went home to be with her Lord.  She was born July 23, 1931 in Waverly, Ohio to the late Harley Miller and Gladys (Benson) Miller.
  Preceded in death by husband, Samuel Williams; infant son, Stephen; brothers Melvin, Norman and Terry; sisters Frances, Betty and Patricia.
  She is survived by her loving children Karen (Jim) Coy of London, Richard (Teresa) Williams of Galloway, Debbie Sterling of Washington C.H. and Teresa Williams of Mt. Sterling; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters Judy Zweibel, Shirley Godsey, and Gloria Kinsinger; brother Preston Miller.
 A Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling.  Rev. Dortha Ross officiating with the interment following in Pleasant Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 11:00 -  1:00.

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Delmas E. Browning, 80, of London died Thursday, March 22, 2018 in his residence.
   Born July 1, 1937 in West Virginia; he was a son of Melvin and Ella (Hatfield) Browning.
   He had been a truck driver for Palmer Donovan.
   Survivors include his children Elizabeth Browning of Columbus, Dana (David) Gibson of Florida, Sherry Fields of London and Sharon (David) Skaggs of IN; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; brothers Harold Browning of Reynoldsburg, Dallas (Judy) Browning of Columbus and Roger (Judy) Browning of Worthington, sister Rodella (John) Thompson of Delaware; several nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his wife Heidi “Hattie” (Clark) Browning in 2017, his parents, and brother Dana Browning.
   Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Tuesday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London. Interment will follow in Somerford Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 PM Monday.
   The family suggests memorials in Delmas’ name be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
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Heather Ann Holloway, age 38 of Amanda, Ohio passed away Saturday, March 4, 2018 in Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.  She was born October 5, 1979 in Washington Court House, Ohio.
  Heather loved horses and spending time with her children and she shared that same love with all those who knew her.  She was an outdoors person especially enjoying swimming and hiking.

 She was preceded in death by her Mother, Patricia (Hager) Holloway; uncles Mike Hager and Steve Hager.
  Survived by her loving family which includes daughters Alexis, Justice, Maleah, Olivia, and son Gabriel; Father, David Holloway and step-mother, Bonnie (Canney) and her children Rick, Jamie and James; sister, Polly Holloway; Aunts, Rita Thom and Sharon Propp; Uncles Ronnie Hager, Jerry Hager and Lewis Holloway; Nieces and Nephew; Devon Holloway, Brooklyn Holloway, Bailey Runnel and Jamie Runnel; and a host of friends.
  Family will receive friends on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Victory Pentecostal Church, 15770 US Rt. 62, Mt. Sterling, Oh., 43143 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  A Celebration of Life will follow officiated by Pastor Anthony Broadley.
  The family has been served by the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling.
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Eileen A. Ray, age 94, has gone on her final trip to be united with her beloved husband Joe.  She was born in Columbia, Tuscarawas County on January 21, 1924.  She died peacefully on March 18, 2018 with her daughter by her side in the home she had lived in for over 70 years in Mt. Sterling.
    She and her husband, Joe, loved to spend time and party with their friends and family and travel.  Even until near the end, if we said "Christiana wants to go...." she would get up and head for the door even if she was still in her nightgown!  She was a 1945 graduate of Massillon City Hospital School of Nursing and worked at Columbus State Hospital and the Madison County Health Department.  She was a member of both Eastern Star Sterling Chapter #74 and the American Legion Auxiliary #417 and #105 for over 60 years.  She also belonged to The United Church in Mt. Sterling.
   In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Viola Yackey; her siblings Kenny, Jim, Dave and Betty and her son-in-law Ralph Briggs.
   She is survived by her daughter Joyce Briggs of Mt. Sterling and her son, Bruce (Anji) Ray of Texas; her grandchildren Christy Liff of Mt. Sterling, Michael (Kathy) Ray of Texas, Christine (Chad) Roe of Virginia, Timothy (Jordan) Ray of Texas, Caitlyn (Mark) Bennett of Australia, and Brian Liff of Mt. Sterling.  She has 17 great-grandchildren: Taylor Harris, Christiana Liff, Madison and Owen Roe, Caden, Brenden and Christian Ray, Landon, Carson, and Mackenzie Ray, Conner, Sophia, Abigail and Matthew Bennett, Christopher, Michaela and Joshua Liff.  Also surviving are her sisters, Doris and Bonnie Yackey of Dover, Ohio, sister-in-law Ann Yackey of Dover and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
  Per her wishes she has been cremated.  A memorial service and celebration of life will be held later and the convenience of the family.
     In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to the Honor Flight Columbus, P.O.Box 12036, Columbus, Ohio 43212 or the Gary Sinese Foundation, P.O.Box 50008, Studio City, CA 91614-5001.
  The family is being served by the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling.

                              ​     John F Riddle, age 85, of

                                   Orient,  passed away unexpectedly 

                                   on March 10, 2018.  He was born 

                                   January 11, 1933 in Wintersville,

  John was a lifelong resident of Darby 
Township, an over the road truck driver for more than 20 years, a never retired farmer for the past 40 plus years.  Member of The United Church in Mt. Sterling, a 50 year member of Sterling Chapter #74 Order of the Eastern Star; 64 year member of the Mt. Sterling Masonic Lodge #269 F & AM, Scottish Rite, Aladdin Shrine, and Pickaway County Farmers Club.
   Preceded in death by parents Franklin Riddle and Mary (Scott) Riddle.
  He is survived by his loving wife Betty after 65 years of marriage; children Suellen (Paul) Davis, Scott (Jill) Riddle, and Chris Riddle; 3 grandchildren James Spangler, Lindsey (Trey) Fausnaugh, Amanda (Kyle) Pflug; 4 great-grandchildren Shanyn Spangler, Madison Fausnaugh, Katelyn Fausnaugh, Hannah Pflug; sister Carol Musselman; brother Richard Riddle; sisters-in-law Sue Hill and Ann Simmons; numerous nieces and nephews.
 A Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling.  Rev. Dortha Ross officiating with the interment following in Pleasant Cemetery.  Family will receive friends on Thursday from 3 - 7 p.m.  A Masonic Service will be held following visitation which will begin at 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, family suggest memorial contributions to the charity or organization of your choice.

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​​Garry A. Groves, 71, of London died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in the Dayton VA Hospital.
    Born March 22, 1946 in Columbus; he was a son of Howard and Pauline (Kerns) Groves.
 Garry retired from Lennox Industries in Columbus after 25 years and was a charter member of Central Townships Fire Department, where he retired as a Captain after 20 years of service. A US Army veteran of Vietnam, where he received a purple heart, Garry was belonged to Madison Memorial Post #105, American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, Military Order of the Purple Heart-Chapter #620, The Forty and Eight, Local #477-life member, Vietnam Veterans’ of America-life member, Combat Infantrymen’s Association, Amvets Post #19, DAV Chapter #93, the Clarence B. Casto VFW, Post #7005 West Jefferson, the Madison County Veterans Service Commission and a dedicated member of Bill W.
  Survivors include his wife Virginia (White) Groves; daughters Lorie (Chris) Daugherty of South Vienna and Mary Jane (Randy) Cutlip of Sedalia; grandsons Tyler Artis and Harper Cutlip; brother Robert (Pat) Groves of London and twin brother Larry Groves of Reynoldsburg; several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and brother and his wife John Edward “Jack” and Marilyn Groves.
   Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Monday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Mr. Ed Banion officiating.  Interment will follow in Deercreek Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-5 Sunday.
       The family suggests memorials in Garry’s name be made to Central Townships Fire Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
        Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.ebewrlefisherfuneralhome. com.

Mary Lou Sanders, 86, of London died Thursday, March 15, 2018 in her residence.
  Born January 20, 1932 in Zanesville, Ohio; she was a daughter of Stanley and Florence (Ansel) Rea.
  Mary Lou was active in the Phi Beta Psi Sorority, was an avid bridge club player, was a volunteer and Madison County Hospital and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of London.
  Survivors include her children Karen L. Sanders, Susan (Michael) Howland, Kimberly Sanders-Smith and Stephen Sanders; grandchildren Tarrah McCoy, Ryan Howland, Whitney Graham, Royalan Liff, Glendale Liff and Jason Wickline; several great and great-great grandchildren; sister Jean Hickey; several nieces and nephews; her beloved companion Louie and life-long best friend Becky Walstrom.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Roy Sanders; grandchildren Bradley Rutherford and Jennifer Smith; sister Maggie (Vernon) Schilling and brother Bob Rea.
  A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
   The family suggests memorials in Mary Lou’s name be made to the American Cancer Society.
    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