Pamela M Hampton Former county sheriff celebrates 80th birthday Missing Adams County man is found Lady Hounds fall to Whiteoak in slugfest Calvert’s walk-off gives Hounds 9-8 win over Whiteoak Charles A Benjamin Give My Regards to Broadway Joyce Berry Joe L Easter William E Foster Margaret Belcher John M Cheatham Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson

Russell E Bailey

Russell Edward Bailey, 92, joined his Lord in Heaven on Sunday, February 26, 2017.  He had been a resident of the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, Ohio for the past few years.  He was cared for and loved by the incredible staff of the home and made many friends during those years.

Russell was born to Tessie and Floyd Bailey in Blue Creek, Ohio on September 5, 1924.  He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Sophie and Foster Owens.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Janet Park and his brother, Bob Bailey.  He lived the majority of his life in Adams County, Ohio and loved it there.

Russell is survived by his daughter, Penny Volk and son-in- law Roger Volk; grandchildren, Carrie Volk, Caryn Palmgren (Mark) and Randy Volk (Nicky); seven great grandchildren, as well as several wonderful cousins, nieces and nephews.

Russell was also fortunate to have had many loyal friends and neighbors over the years.  Russell was a lifelong member of Moore’s Chapel Methodist Church in Blue Creek, and was devoted to his faith and church. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.  He was a member of VFW Walter Harris Post #3400. Russell was retired from the construction industry where he worked as an operating engineer.   He also farmed for many years of his life.

At Russell’s request, a graveside service will be held at Copas Cemetery near Blue Creek, Ohio on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 12 pm.  Chaplain Vernon Green of Stein Hospice will offer the service.  A military service will be conducted by the Adams County Honor Guard.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ohio Veterans Home, 2003 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown, Ohio 45121-7408, Moore’s Chapel Methodist Church, c/o Pastor Dennis Grooms, 2525 Wintersteen Run Road, Blue Creek, Ohio 45616, and/or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union is serving the family.

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