Sarah Buchanan Maddux, 70, formerly of London died Saturday, December 30, 2017 in Dayton.
 Born May 22, 1947 in London; she was a daughter of Joseph and Betty Lou (Smith) Carpenter.
   Sarah had worked at the London Pizza Hut for many years, also at Arbors of London and had been a member of Aerie #950, FOE Auxiliary.
  Survivors include her sister Abrenda Lou (Steven) Bevard, brother Joseph (Paula) Carpenter; nephew Lonnie Carpenter (Michelle Lawson), her niece who was like a daughter Stefanie Lynn Bevard (Heather Miller), nieces Jackelene (Bevard) Jagel and Angela (Bevard) Camplin; many great, great-great nieces and nephews and granddaughter Tessareigh Manley Bevard.
      She was preceded in death by her mother and father, brother Steve Carpenter, sister Carol Sue Carpenter and niece Mary Brevard.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Thursday, January 18, 2018 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Dr. Gary Cohn officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM-1 PM Thursday.
            The family suggests memorials be made to the funeral home for the benevolence of the family and online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

Walter Holton Reeves, 92, of London died peacefully Friday, January 12, 2018 in London Health and Rehab.
   Born October 9, 1925 in Lawrence County, KY; he was one of eleven children of Oscar and Rosa Nell (Greene) Reeves.
   Walter retired from Westinghouse after 30 years and then worked for Hatfield Jeep Chrysler Dodge in London for many years following. An avid gardener and tinkerer, Walter, along with his wife Bernice, most enjoyed spoiling their granddaughters, Kim and Kris with love and affection.
  Survivors include his brother Arvil Reeves of London; step son James (Rowena) Knisley of Columbus; daughter in law Sylvia Clark of Grove City; granddaughters Kimberly Grinstead (Rick Foreman) of Grove City and Kristina Knisley of Galloway; great-grandchildren Zackary Grinstead and Samantha Knisley; several nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his loving wife Bernice (Blain) Reeves; brothers James, Russell, Joseph and Charles Reeves; sisters Edith Wooten, Pauline Helterbran, Eliza Crago, Herma Sever and Arna Leah Sharp and grandson Jim Grinstead, Jr.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St, London. Interment in Paint Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-7 PMThursday.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

Mary H. McCabe, 83 of London died January 14, 2018 in her daughter's home, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Columbus on September 3, 1934 to Herman and Helen (Derry) Biete. She graduated from South High School in 1952, had been employed by Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, loved to sing and play her piano, singing in weddings and high school programs and was an accomplished artist.
 Mary is survived by daughter Helen (Walt) Keigley; grandchildren Jennifer (Adam) Price and Robert (Bo) Poe III; great grandchildren Annabelle and Noah Davis. Sister Barbara Cuckler of Columbus and several nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents, husband John M. McCabe III, son John M. McCabe IV, son in law Robert Poe II, brother and sister in law Bob and Barb Biete. Special thanks to nurses, aides and the Physical Therapist at  London Health & Rehab.
 Friends may call at the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE Wednesday 5-8 PM, to celebrate the life of Mary and also her son John, who died 12/23/2017. Contributions to London Public Library and Loving Care Hospice. Condolences to www.rldfh.com.


​Michael F Bergman, 63 of Mt. Sterling, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus.  He was born June 27, 1954 in Columbus, Ohio.  
  Mike was a farmer and cattleman, Trustee of Mt. Sterling Library, a Muzzle loading gun enthusiast, Conservationist with NRCS, an avid cyclist, and he loved canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
  He was preceded in death by his parents Wilbert F and Helen June (Schmidt) Bergman; and wife, Kathryn Anne Bergman (12-15-2008).
He is survived by son, Benjamin Bergman of Mt. Sterling.
  A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Big Plain Cemetery.  All are welcome to attend.  There will be no public visitation.  Arrangements were made under the direction of  PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling.
  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Sterling Library, 60 West Columbus St., Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143.

Online condolences to  www.tiddfuneralservices.com.

Steven G Williams, 68 of Springfield passed away January 3, 2018 at OSU Medical Center, Columbus.  He was born June 12, 1949 in Washington Court House, Ohio.  He served in the United States Army during Vietnam.
  He was retired from Law Enforcement and member of the Mt. Sterling Free Will Baptist Church.
  Preceded in death by parents Leonard and Nancy (Holbrook) Williams; brothers Leroy, Raymond, Larry, Kenneth, and Herschel; sister Regina.
  Survived by wife of 28 years, Robin; children Tonya (Shawn) Coder, Stephen (Mindi) Nickell, and Shawn Nickell; grandchildren Bridget, Nicolas, Kyleigh, Morgan, Kendall, Connor, Tre', Kayla, Kamryn, and Josie; great-grandson Carter; brothers Leonard, Rick and Tim Williams; sisters Geri Sigmon and Carol Gordon; numerous nieces and nephews; numerous bothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
 A Celebration of Life will be held 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Free Will Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling.  Rev. Densil Wright officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to time of service.  The family is being served by the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling.
  In lieu of flowers family suggest memorial contributions be given to the Free Will Baptist Church, 15938 Cook Avenue, Mt. Sterling, OH. 43143.

Online condolences to  www.tiddfuneralservices.com.

Doris G. (Ward) Goldhardt, 94, of London died January 6, 2018, two months before her 95th birthday.
  Born March 12, 1923 on a farm near Keystone, OH; she moved from those hills to London, OH at age 6 and graduated from London High School.
  Doris married Richard “Dick” Goldhardt on August 9, 1946, whom she had met square dancing. Together they were active in the WW II 87th Infantry Division Association. She retired from the Federal Civil Service, beginning as a secretary during WW II, then as a computer programmer at the birth of the computer age. Doris was passionate and committed to the things that moved her: travel, decorating for Christmas, generations of Chihuahuas, Ohio State football, playing cards and above all, living life on her own terms.
  Survivors include her daughter Susan (Jim) Weeks, a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins and their families, her beloved pets Cheyenne and Lovey and special friend Karen Ruggles.
  She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, mother Berdie Bockstahler, aunt Mildred (Pearl) Stokes, brother Bill Wickline and lifelong friends Ethel Corbitt and Dorothy Sheets.
   Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Wednesday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London. Interment will follow in Paint Memorial Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM until time of services Wednesday.
  The family suggests memorials be made to the Madison County Humane Society, PO Box 777, London, OH 43140.

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

Emma Worley, 94, of London died Friday, January 12, 2018 in the Madison Senior Living Community.
  She was a pastor’s wife of the London Apostolic Gospel Church for many years, affiliated with the UPCI.
  Survivors include her daughter Lynn Elledge, son Terry (Lynda) Worley, a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Jean Pierce-Jones and several nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her husband Reverend Lewis Worley in 2016 and son-in-law Reverend Samuel Elledge, also in 2016.
   Funeral services will be held at 7:30 PM Monday, January 15, 2018 in the London Apostolic Gospel Church, 101 Shady Avenue, London. Friends may call at the church from 1-3 and 5:30-7:30 PM Monday.
  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.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.
  The family suggests memorials be made in Emma’s name to the UPCI Foreign Missions Department. Envelopes will be available at the church​

​ Thomas C. Gardner, Age 69, of  West Jefferson passed away Thursday, January 10, 2018 at Dublin Methodist Hospital. Tom was an avid fan of all sports especially - Football, and was a dedicated fan of both the West Jefferson Roughriders as well as The Ohio State Buckeyes. He was born August 15, 1948, Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Violet Gardner and brother, Paul Gardner. He is survived by his loving wife, Trudie, daughter, Jennifer, sisters-Annette Chapman and Bonita Gardner and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Celebration of Life - Monday, January 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the RADER-McDONALD-TIDD FUNERAL HOME 1355 W. MAIN ST. WEST JEFFERSON, OH 43162. The family will receive friends One hour prior, beginning at NOON. The Rev. Jerry Newman will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Galloway, OH. Please visit www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralhome.com to leave the family on condolences. ​

​Ellen B. Delay, age 78, of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. A life-long resident of Fayette County, Ellen graduated as valedictorian of Madison Mills High School, Class of 1957. She attended Ohio University and The Ohio State University. Ellen married John Delay in 1959 and together they ran Delay Farms. She was preceded in death by her parents R. Carlton and Ella May Belt and her sisters-in-law Annalee Belt and Maxine Kuntz. Ellen is survived by her husband of nearly 59 years, John Delay, her children: Cassandra (Larry) Furlong of Mt. Sterling, Brenda Delay of Mt. Sterling and Todd (Sue) Delay of Powell, OH; grandchildren: Bradley Furlong of Kettering, OH, Sarah (Kurt) Eichorn of Delaware, OH and Emily Delay of New York, NY; great-grandchildren: Jake Eichorn, Abigail Eichorn, Mitchell Eichorn and Lauren Eichorn; brothers and sister: Bob(Nancy) Belt of Worthington, OH, Joe Belt of Orient, OH, Jane Belt of Columbus, OH and David Belt of New York, NY; sisters-in-law Norma (Gary) Hidy of Mt. Sterling and Gloria (William “Tip”) Robinson of Mt. Sterling, and their families; and the many other loving family members of the Delay and Belt Families.

   Ellen was a life-long member of Madison Mills United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends from 2:00-5:00p.m. SUNDAY at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 West Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH 43143 (740)-869-2777, where her Funeral Service will be held 10:00a.m. MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018 with Reverend Kimberly Wisecup, officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Mills Cemetery. If they choose, friends may make memorial contributions to: Madison Mills United Methodist Church, 9100 Madison Road, Washington Court House, OH 43160 or The James Cancer Hospital, c/o The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43221 www.cancer.osu.edu. Please visit www.tiddfuneralservice.com to send condolences to the Delay Family.​

Ella Louise Grimmett, 54, of London died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in her residence after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
  Born December 22, 1963 in Williamson, West Virginia; she was a daughter of Glenn and Bessie (Fields) Hall.
 Ella is survived by her husband of 37 years Henry Grimmett; children Henry (Misty) Grimmett, II, Matthew (Danielle) Grimmett and Miranda (Wyatt) Smith, a niece who was like a daughter to her Destiny Hall; grandchildren Austin, Dilan, Brian, Caitlyn, Michael, Summer, Matthew, Christian, Cole, Ashlynn, Brianna, Courtney Savanna, Alex and Ayden; brothers Glenn Hall, Lute Hall and Jimmy Dale Hall, sister Yvonne Corfios; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
  She was preceded in death by her mother and father, sister Mosetta Hall and brother Bill Hall.
  Funeral services will be held at 3 PM Sunday, January 14, 2018 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St, London. Interment will be in Somerford Township Cemetery, Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-3 PM Sunday.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

Karen Sue Blair, 59, of Mt. Sterling died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in her residence.
    Born September 10, 1958 in Columbus; she was a daughter of Abraham and Bertha (Ferriman) Cutlip.
   Karen was a devoted mother to her children Amanda (Michael) Stiles of New Carlisle, Gregory Lee Blair II of Kansas City, MO and Mathieu Scott Blair of Columbus; a grandmother to Kristi Blair, Ashli Stiles, Michael Blair, Gregory Lee Blair III, Mathieu Blair, Noah Blair, Elijah Blair, Macy Blair, Sara Blair, Lillie Blair, Audrey Blair and Gage Blair; a great-grandmother to Kaley Blair, Eric Aaron Jewell, II and Layla Blair; a sister to Ola Gainey of Englewood, Rick (Mary) Cutlip and Carol Adams all of Mt. Sterling, numerous nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St, London. Interment will follow in Paint Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM until time of services Tuesday.
    The family suggests memorials in Karen’s name be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
      Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

William E. "Bill" Higgins, 87 of London died January 11, 2018. Born in Madison Co. September 5, 1930 to Daniel F. and Katherine F. (Connor) Higgins. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, member of the K of C, former trustee of Oak Run Twp., was a lifetime farmer and graduated from London High School.
    Survived by several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Preceded by parents, brothers Robert, John, Paul and J. Richard; sisters Mary M. Charters, Catherine Higgins and Ruth Ann Lacey.
 Friends may call at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Monday from 10:00 to 12:00 PM. Mass will be celebrated immediately following with Father Mark Ghiloni officiating. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.

 Contributions to Madison Co. Food Pantry, Maple St. Condolences to www.rldfh.com. Services for Mr. Higgins have been entrusted to the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE. 

Obituaries

Monna K. Compton, age 66 of West Jefferson, OH passed away suddenly January 15, 2018. Monna is preceded in death by her parents: Cletus and Dora Compton, brother: Gary Compton, and sister, Carol Uhrig. She will be deeply missed by her siblings, Charlotte (Jerry) Miller, Donna Conrad, Janice (John) Spurgeon and Julia (William) Canaday.

  The family will receive friends Friday, January 19, 2018 at the RADER-McDONALD-TIDD FUNERAL HOME 1355 W. MAIN ST., WEST JEFFERSON, OH 43162 from 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon.

 Funeral will follow visitation at 12:00 Noon. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, West Jefferson, OH.

Kimberly Reene Wallace, 38, of London, Ohio. The sun set for her at 2:00 a.m. on Monday January 8, 2018 in Madison County Hospital.

  Sunrise February 16, 1979 in London, Ohio. She was the daughter of Cindy (Rick) Daniels and Jay (Patricia) Wallace.
  She was a graduate of London High School. Kimmy worked many years in the healthcare field as a STNA, she also worked as a server and cook. If you knew her, you knew she was the life of the party. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Kimmy will be missed by her parents; three sons Thialer, Marvin, and Jordan; one daughter Justice; grandson Brayshawn; two sisters Rachel and Stephanie; special cousins/sister Rondia and Billie Jean; many aunts and uncles, numerous cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
  Friends and family may pay respects from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday January 13, 2018 in the Restoration Worship Center at 62 East Second Street London, Ohio and funeral services will be held immediately after, with Pastor Tyrone Artis, officiant and Pastor Gary Noble, Eulogist. Interment will follow in Deer Creek Township Cemetery London, Ohio.
  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.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.