Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

William E. Fetters

William “Bill” Earnest Fetters, 90 years old, of Decatur, passed peacefully on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Manchester on May 12, 1926, the son of the late Charles and Retta (Doyle) Fetters, whom he lost at a young age.  He was preceded in death by his beloved foster parents, George and Lillie (Fry) Vance.  The youngest of seven siblings, Bill was preceded in death by three brothers:  Orville “David”, Wilbur and Jullis “Jude” Fetters; three sisters:  Gladys Carrington, Mildred Claypool and Eleanor Prather and one grandchild, Ronald W. Hughes.  Bill was also preceded in death by his endearing wife of 37 years, Shirley Y. Fetters whom he happily married on June 10, 1970.
Bill is survived by his first wife, Lore E. (Swearingen) McClease and their three beautiful children:  Deatra Pistole, Roxanne (Ronnie) Hughes and Billy Joe Fetters;
10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
He owned and operated his Dairy and Tobacco Farms for 63 years from 1944-2007 as well as Bill’s Dry Cleaners for 25 years from 1956-1981.  He was a Veteran of the United States Army, PFC serving in WWII from 1944-1946, and Life Member D.A.V. and a member of the American Legion Post 180 in Georgetown.
Bill was a talented musician alongside his wife and friends.  He had a love for cars and motorcycles as well as his impressive cowboy boot collection.  Bill was always “dressed to the nine”.  Though our hearts ache dearly for this man built of courage and strength, they are also flooded with tears of joy that our beloved Daddy/Dad and Papaw will no longer feel pain but instead be free to Rest In Peace, hand in hand with his love, Shirley.
Visitation is Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 5- 8 pm at the Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union.  The funeral service is Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Rodney Brewer officiating.  Burial will follow at the Decatur Cemetery with a Military Service conducted by the Adams County Honor Guard.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life.  Comes unto us at midnight very clean.  It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands.  It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne 1971

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