Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances FP School Board changes millage funding formula Thirteen charged by Brown Co. Grand Jury Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Thousands visit Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown Co. communities for economic growth Road and bridge work planned in county Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Brittany Stykes remembered by friends and family 2018 county budget could be cut by up to ten percent Georgetown Police Chief updates council Over 40 vendors, crafters at 2017 Annual Craft Show Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor Gaslight renovations set to begin Ripley students view mock crash at school ‘Angela’s Curbside Cuisine’ taking area by storm Fisher sentenced to 17 years for child porn possession Fundraiser for Russellville 200th Celebration May 6

Mary L Phillips

Mary Louise Phillips, age 77, of Hillsboro, Ohio, passed away at home on Sunday, September 25, 2016, with her family by her side. Born and raised in Ashland, Ohio, Mary Lou was a resident of Mt. Orab for thirty-eight years where she was active in the Mt. Orab Church of Christ and True Life Church. After relocating to Hillsboro in 2006, she became actively involved in the Good News Gathering Church. A beautician by education– her true joy was caring for her family.  She was a hard worker who enjoyed the company of her friends and family, traveling with her husband, and a good laugh.

Mary Lou was born on November 26, 1938. to Merle and Wilma Griner. She attended Manchester College in Indiana where she met the love of her life George (Bud) Phillips. They were married on April 16, 1960.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her father and mother, and an infant son, Jeffery Lee in 1963. She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Bud Phillips, her son and daughter-in-law Scott and Amanda Phillips of Ripley, Ohio; her daughter and son-in- law, Cathy and Doug Savage of Greenfield, Ohio; four granddaughters, Erin (Vance) Holbrook of Warsaw, Virginia, Kayla Savage of San Francisco, California, Krista and Logan Savage of Greenfield, Ohio; and three great grandchildren, Alexandra, Levi, and Conner Holbrook. She also leaves behind a brother and sister-in- law, Gary and Peggy Griner of Huntsville, Alabama. Her memory will be cherished by her many family and friends.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Good News Gathering Ministry Center (6250 US 62 South, Hillsboro, Ohio). Please join with family & friends as we celebrate & remember Mary Lou. Those wishing to join in post-service fellowship please bring a dessert to share. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Good News Gathering capital campaign or Hospice of Hope.

To sign our online guestbook, please visit us at www.thompsonfuneralhomes.com

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