Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14 Mental Health levy on tomorrow’s ballot Wanda L. Nixon David Rogers Robert “Bobby” Leonard Keneth Waters Commissioner Worley seeks re-election Republican challenger vies for Commissioner’s seat Charles Cooper Thelma J White Kayleigh L Crothers AEP Ohio employees support Breast Cancer Awareness Month WUHS holds annual Beta Club and Honor Society inductions When Saturday mornings belonged to the kids of the house Senior Profile: Gloria Purdin Green-White Night, OHSAA Meeting at WUHS on Nov. 9

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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