Beulah Boldman David Kierzek Theresa C Davis Edward F Storer Ralph Rader DP&L to stick with planned closings Preventing tax season identity theft 4-H awards 11 local scholarships Peebles Elementary holds Spirit Week Humane Society to hold Radio Auction Local business partners find historical treasure in old bank building DP&L employees meet with union leadership GE-Peebles Test Operation joins the campaign about Distracted Driving North Adams Elementary recognizes February Students of the Month Senior Profile: Sydney Michael Stars will shine for the 34th annual C-103 All-Star Game NAHS Track/XC host Shamrock Shuffle 5K Associated Press names All-Southeast District Teams Senior Profile: Hannah Howard Nice to finally be a small part of March Madness The tractor has always been special Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs 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 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

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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