Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley North Adams hosts Youth Volleyball Camp Time to get “Stroke Savvy” OVCTC, GE host Community Service Day 65 years in the pulpit Jamison, Richmond, Minshew conquer second race of 2017 Brushcreek season Manchester’s Cox signs with Rio basketball program Senior Profile: Andrew Weeks A dozen SHAC champions Thomas D Lute Sandra F Schwab Turning something broken into something beautiful Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide One dead, two injured in ATV accident 2017 Graduation Ceremonies West Union Alumni and Friends Educational Fund announces 2017 Scholarship Awards TAG students tour Pennsylvania Commissioners proclaim Older Americans Month Building an anti-drug culture one t-shirt at a time SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS NAES students awarded Science Camp scholarships SSCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program celebrates graduation Bauman selected to National 4-H Congress Lois Pertuset Hazel Nixon Philip L Paeltz Manchester Youth Volleyball Camp begins May 30 Jase Thatcher Figgins’ walk-off winner sends North Adams to Division III sectional finals Lady Hounds top East 10-3 in sectional opener Commissioner Pell, union reps travel to DC Forgotten experience brings back good memories for WUHS seniors Gordon Boldman Local teen injured in jeep accident BCI Investigation underway Rick Arnold Happy Mother’s Day- Do you want food? Robert Hodge Melvin Tipton Lady Dragons Basketball Camp begins May 22 Lady Devils Basketball Camp is May 30-June 1 National Day of Prayer celebrated in county NAES students enjoy day at GABP Car strikes Amish buggy near Winchester Eldon J Shoenleben Farming out life lessons to children and parents Proposed Medicaid changes could cost Adams County millions Annual ‘Redneck Run” returns to Manchester May 13 They really were the best of times West Union hosts Junior High, High School County Track Meets Figgins signs with SSCC Soccer Perfect again! Senior Profile: Caley Grooms James T Hughes Anderson signs with Rio Grande Basketball Senior Profile: Miranda Schiltz Playing for Dad, Part II Lady Indians win SHAC Big School title Danny Bryant Sadie Stamm Franklin E Brayfield Softball, baseball tourney match ups announced Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall coming to Georgetown next week Southern Ohio Genealogical Society offers program on ‘Family History Sources at the Ohio History Center’ Joseph A Johnson Jr Kramer tosses two shutouts in five days Trip to Akron = two more wins for Lady Indians softball Devils blank Dragons in non-conference battle Meade twins part of Rio baseball program Playing for Dad Senior Profile: Madison Welch As Mr. Seas It, for ACOVSD High School graduates We stayed up all night with Bob Clean up of Manchester’s abandoned gas stations continues Ribbon cutting held for canoe/kayak access sites Columbus Industries donates driveway repair to Animal Shelter North Adams Elementary recognizes March Students of the Month Animal Shelter Adoption Center announces new hours of operation Major road construction planned for summer months West Union Elementary honors March Students of the Month Charles D Jordan Betty Ginn Pamela M Hampton Former county sheriff celebrates 80th birthday

Ralph Sheets

SheetsOn Friday, May 6, 2016, Ralph Lee Sheets, age 87, left this earth to be with his bride, Peg. Ralph passed away peacefully in his favorite chair at his home in Jackson, Ohio. He was the second child born to Webster and Hazel (Campbell) Sheets on Nov. 1, 1928 in Gallia County. To this union was born a sister, Marcella Sandel and a brother, Sherley Sheets, all of whom preceded him in death.

Ralph lost his mother at a very early age. His father married Brookie Halley and to this union was born the following siblings: Raymond Sheets of Florida, Morris (Jenny) Sheets of Gallipolis, Hazel Brumfield of Crown City, and Danny Sheets of Gallipolis. With the help of his late uncle, Clarence and aunt Maude Campbell, Ralph was raised in Mercerville, Ohio. He attended Mercerville School where he graduated in 1946. Upon graduation, Ralph joined the United States Marine Corp. After the Marines, he became a State Highway Patrolman and that is where he met the love of his life.

Ralph and Margaret “Peg” Weiher were united in marriage on Dec. 25, 1954 in Gallipolis. They had 53 wonderful years together and he always called her his bride. Ralph had many careers in his life. He sold cars for Belville Motor Cars in Logan, Ohio, Sheets Chevy, Olds, and Buick in Peebles and Sheets Pontiac, Olds, Buick, GMC in Jackson. He was employed with Appalachia Realty till the time of his death.

He is survived by his children: Edna (Paul) Rickard of Chillicothe, Scott Sheets (Rhonda Baker) of Jackson, and Peg’s daughter, Sandy (Alford) Sellers of Columbus; grandchildren Brandon Sheets of Jackson, Lauren Rickard (fiance, Brandon Runyon) of New Carlisle, and Alford Jr. and Cicly Sellers both of Columbus; great-grandson, Rowland Runyon; great-granddaughter, Mariyah Sellers; his little pal, McKinlee Lizon; and his dear friend, Nea Henry.

He was preceded in death by his bride, Peg Sheets on March 8, 2008 and son-in-law, Mark Rickard.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. with Masonic Services at 7:30 p.m. conducted by Trowel Lodge #0132 F.& A.M. at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Keeton officiating. Friends and family can meet for a graveside service with military honors at 3 p.m. at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Mercerville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to: First Baptist Church of Jackson, Sheets Memorial Donations, 35 Broadway Street, Jackson, OH 45640.

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