Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires 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

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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