James Allen Hollar, age 78, of Mt. Sterling, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 30, 2019, at the Signature Health Care of Fayette County. Born December 6, 1940, in Mount Sterling, Ohio a son of Charles William and Helen Erma (Morgan) Hollar. He was a longtime member of the Antioch Church, worked and retired from General Motors in 1992. He loved to sing, enjoyed horses and spending time with his family.

  James is preceded in death by his parents: Charles and Helen Hollar, first wife: Connie Sandra Chambers (Jimmy and Samantha's mother), second wife: Clara Ann Hampton siblings: Joseph, Keith, Charles "Mots", John, Harvey, Frances, Arietta, Martha, and Charlotte. He is survived by his loving wife Betty, children: Jimmy (Brenda) Hollar, Samantha (Rick) Jones, Dale Stewart, Marlene Stewart, Larry Stewart, Rina Ferguson, Jeffrey Stewart, Sandy Rosier, Vicky Coffman, Tony Fox and Jimmy (Jeanette) Fox, sisters: Cora "Boots" Matthews, Mary (Jack) Brill, grandchildren: Gabriel, Gavin Jones, Jacob Hollar, and several other grandchildren, great-grand-children: Hayden, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

  The family will receive friends at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 W. MAIN ST., MT. STERLING, OH 43143, Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 6-8 PM. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 11 AM with Pastor James Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Ohio.​

Obituaries

Linda D. Barnes, 61, of London, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in her residence. She was born June 10, 1958 in Columbus, the daughter of Donald E. and Mary (Wise) Wooldridge. Linda was the owner of many businesses, including, Somerford Salon, Amish Meat & Cheese, and Use It Again. She also worked for the state at London Correctional Facility for several years. She drove school buses for London and West Jefferson for 12 years. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Truett “Joe” Barnes; children: Sarah (Keith) Conn; Kelly Barnes; Truett (Christie) Barnes; sister: Brenda (Donald) Lowe; grandchildren: Truett G. Barnes; Reece T. Conn; Pierce J. Conn; Makaylin Barnes; nieces and nephews: Robert Sprouse, Brian Wooldridge, Jamie Connor, Tamara (Nathan) Waugh, Melissa Lowe, and many great nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Mary E. Blake; sister: Donna J. (George) Sprouse; nephew: Timothy A. Wooldridge. The family invites friends to call at the Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 E. High St., London, Sunday, December 1, 2019, from 1-3 PM., where a Celebration Of Life service will follow, with the Reverend Jerry Poff officiating. Interment will follow at the Somerford Township Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to:  www.rldfh.com

Sandra Jean Cress, 76, of London, died Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in The James Cancer Hospital, Columbus.
  Born February 7, 1943 in West Milton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Eugene and Jean (Huntsberger) Peele.
  Sandra was a faithful member of the Newport United Methodist Church where she had been active with the United Methodist Women. Sandra also worked for Fitzpatrick and Hartley Oil Companies for over 20 years until she retired.
  Sandra was preceded in death by her son, David William Cress; her mother and father; brothers Ron Peele, Terry Peele and Tom (Brenda) Peele.
  Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Ronald Cress, daughters Amy (John) Mason, Sara (Anthony) Giuliani and Ronda (Katherine) Cress-Yoder; grandchildren Massimo and Simone Giuliani, Molly and Mia Mason,  Olivia, Noah and Landon Yoder; several nieces, nephews and beloved friends and her favorite four-legged friend,  Princess.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday December 16, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London with Pastor Wayne Stuntz officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-5 PM Sunday.
  The family suggests memorials in Sandra’s name be made to the Newport United Methodist Church, PO Box 701, London, Ohio 43140.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, Margaret Ann Little, loving wife of Donnie died peacefully at her home in Ft. Myers Florida after a short fierce battle with cancer.
  Margaret was born in Springfield, Ohio on February 16, 1959.
   She is preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Betty Puckett, her father-in-law Don Little, her grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
  She is survived by her childhood friend and devoted husband Donnie Little, who she married on April 6, 2010 at Sanibel, her son Aaron and his wife Ellen Sollars, son Nick Sollars, grandson Cody Sollars, step daughter Megan Little, sister and brother-in-law Stephanie and Richard Huddleston, mother-in-law and father-in-law Howard and Virginia Benson, brother-in-law Mark Little, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sheri and Bryan Pentz, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bart and Elizabeth Barton, as well as many nieces and nephews who fondly called her “Auntie M”.
    Margaret served her country as a Navy Corpsman in the 1970’s.
  She was also a master gardener and loved spending time caring for her plants. What she enjoyed more than anything was walking along the beach searching for seashells. Living near the beach in Florida fulfilled a life long dream she and Donnie shared.
   Margaret will be remembered for the love she so generously shared with her family and friends.
   A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 21, 2019 in the First Presbyterian Church, 211 Garfield Ave., London, Ohio.   Friends and family may call from Noon until time of the service.
   Arrangements are being handled by the Eberle Fisher Funeral Home 103 N. Main St. London, Ohio

Jennifer Janice Schall, 12, of London died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in Madison Health.  She was born August 6, 2007 in Laurelville, Ohio.

   Jennifer was a 6th grade student at London Middle School, who loved science, the outdoors and helping her guardians care for and nurture many foster animals in her home. You could regularly find her playing in the creek with her friends, getting her shoes and hands all muddy catching frogs, tadpoles, crawdads, whatever she could get her hands on.

   Her family includes Guardians Julie Miller and Jim Cooper; parents Robert Schall and Celena Hogan; sister Breanna Schall; great grandmother Janice Schall and many other relatives and friends.    Friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London from 2-6 PM Sunday, December 1, 2019. Memorials in Jennifer’s name may be sent to the Madison County Humane Society, PO Box 84, West Jefferson, Ohio 43162.         Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.​

Jessica A. Skidmore, 35, of London died Thursday, November 28, 2019 in her residence.
  Born September 6, 1984 in Columbus; she was a daughter of Ray and Vicki (Coomer) Skidmore.
  Survivors include her mother and father; son John Joe McGrath, III, daughters Johzlyn McGrath and Jenna McGrath; sisters Jennifer Thompson (Jeff Pack) and Julia Skidmore; nephews Nicholas Williams, Thomas Thompson, Conner Thompson, Bruce Pack, Kristian Oty, Brendon Guyer, and Devin Guyer; maternal grandmother Betty Mastin; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Ken and Shirley Skidmore and maternal grandfather John Coomer.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-7 PM Tuesday.
  Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com​

Gloria Penwell, 82, a life long resident of London, Ohio died Sunday December 1, 2019 in her home. Born in London, Ohio on February 26, 1937 the daughter of Dean W. and Avanelle (Daily) Brill.
   Gloria worked in the insurance industry for 66 years at Chaney & Thomas Insurance Agency, which she purchased in 1978 and has continued as a three generation family operated business. Gloria enjoyed serving her community in various ways. She was a long time member of the London Board of Public Utilities, served on the Board of Oak Hill Cemetery and a past member of the Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed her family, loved antique shopping and enjoyed their cabin in Hocking Hills.
   Gloria is survived by her husband of 45 years Carl M. Penwell; daughter Deeann (Mike) Blake and grandson Ty (Caitlin) Blake all of London.
   A celebration of life will be held December 5th from 6-8 PM at the Red Brick Tavern. Inurnment will be held at the discretion of the family. Contributions to the Salvation Army, her favorite charity. The family has entrusted the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE. Condolences to    www.rldfh.com.​