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William Edward Smart Jr.
October 8, 1943 - December 21, 2020

William Edward "Eddie" Smart Jr., 76, of Martinsville, passed away December 21, 2019, surrounded by his family.

He was born October 8, 1943 in Martinsville, and was a 1961 graduate of Martinsville High School.

After 30 + years of working for ODOT he retired in 1999. Eddie was a proud member of the Odd Fellows organization, inducted in on June 1st, 1961, and serving as Grand Master in 1983. He was also the caretaker of the Martinsville IOOF Cemetery since 1975, taking over those duties from his father. He enjoyed bowling, was an avid Reds fan, and loved spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in various sports, watching Heather in Karate class, to wrestling matches for both Cam & Court to numerous golf matches for Cam and fastpitch ball for Court; rarely missing a game. He also got to enjoy watching his great grandson Zach play soccer and t-ball.

He is survived by his wife, Lanna whom he married June 24, 1963 and two children, Michaelle (Charlie) Carson and Michael Smart; 3 Grandchildren, Heather Carson, and twins Cameron and Courtney Smart. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Zachery and Belle; sister-in-law, Linda (Bill) Smart, Aunt, Clella Leggett, several nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, Eddie is preceded in death by 3 brothers, Willard (Dorothy) Smart, Harold (Geneva) Smart, and Donald Bill (Linda) Smart.

Services will be held at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm with Rev. James Weible officiating. Interment will follow in the Martinsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Martinsville, Ohio.

Friends will be received at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, Saturday, December 28, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Contributions in Eddie's memory may be made to the Foster J. Boyd MD, Regional Cancer Center.

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Russell Gammell
October 30, 1935 - September 21, 2018

Russell Gammell, 82, of Wilmington, Ohio passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. His wife, Pat Gammell, preceded him in death May 17, 1999. They were married June 10, 1956. He was born October 30, 1935 in Clinton County, Ohio, son of the late Leslie Gammell and Hazel Kerr Gammell.

He was a 1953 graduate of Martinsville High School. Mr. Gammell retired from Cincinnati Milacron after a 35-year career. He was a member of the Martinsville Lions Club and the Martinsville I.O.O.F. Lodge. He had attended the Martinsville Church of Christ.

Mr. Gammell is survived by two sons, Mark (Tina) Gammell of Madison, Alabama and Shane (Heather) Gammell of Cuba, Ohio; a daughter, Tara Gammell (Kevin) Dunn of Wilmington, Ohio; five grandchildren, Tyler Gammell, Zach Dunn, Josh Dunn, Isabella Gammell, and Olivia Gammell; and three great-grandchildren, Caius Dunn, Lavender Dunn, and Liam Dunn.

In addition to his wife and parents, two sisters, Juanita Gibson and Verena Mongold, are preceded in death.

The funeral service will be 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Dan Mayo officiating. Burial will be in Martinsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home.

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Ronald D. Rinehart
March 24, 1929 - February 16, 2018

Ronald D. “Red” Rinehart age 88 of New Vienna passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at his home. He was born March 24, 1929 in Westboro, Ohio the son of the late Albert and Lena Spinks Rinehart.

Mr. Rinehart had been an over-the-road truck driver for over forty-five years and was a life member of the Star/Orphans Hope IOOF Lodge 182 in Martinsville where he recently received his sixty-five-year pin. Red enjoyed throwing horseshoes, playing cards and hosting pig roasts when he lived on Panhandle Road.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Carolyn Jean Barrett Rinehart, whom he had married on December 14, 1963 in Leesburg, five children Rod (Sandi) Rinehart of Savannah, Georgia, Rachel Rinehart Bernard of Sabina, Robyn (David Hughes) Rinehart of New Vienna, Lou Ann (Paul) Flint of Loveland, Roni Lynn (Dennis) Jones of Morristown, Tennessee, one sister, Ruthella (Eldon) Mongold of Springfield, two brothers, Gene (Jean) Rinehart of Xenia, Gary (Linda) Rinehart of Wilmington, nineteen grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Tom and Roland Rinehart and one sister Doris Hilderbrant.

Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 20th at the Davis-Turner Funeral Home in Lynchburg. Burial will follow in the Martinsville IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Davis-Turner Funeral Home. Odd Fellows memorial services will be presented at 7:45 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to VITAS Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249.

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Neail W. Pence
July 18, 1951 - April 30 2013

Neil W. Pence, 61, of Martinsville, Ohio died 10:36 PM, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Life Care Hospital, Miamisburg, Ohio. Mr. Pence was born July 18, 1951 in Washington Court House, Ohio, son of the late Calvin and Doris Hamilton Pence.

He was a graduate of Wilmington High School and served in the United States Marine Corp during Vietnam. Mr. Pence worked as a machinist at G.E. in Cincinnati for several years. He had also worked at Airborne Express. He was a member of the Martinsville I.O.O.F. Lodge 182.

Mr. Pence is survived by two sisters, Barbara Hall of Sabina, Ohio and Deloris (Michael) Moon of Sabina, Ohio; a brother, Roger Pence of Martinsville, Ohio; and his cousin who raised him, Gilbert Smith of Wilmington, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, his loving companion, Dee Hatch, is preceded in death. At his request, Mr. Pence will be cremated. No services are scheduled.

Memorial contributions may be made to Martinsville I.O.O.F. Lodge 182, Martinsville, Ohio 45146 or to the Martinsville Fire Department, P.O. Box 243, Martinsville, Ohio 45146.

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Caleb Stephen Parker
January 12, 1812 – February 3, 1891

Caleb Stephen Parker, of Piqua Ohio retired physician and man of business was born in Lower Canada, January 12th, 1812. His parents Stephen Parker and Hannah Paddleford Parker were natives of Massachusetts and just before the war of 1812 removed to Canada While there his father was drafted into the British service, but left the army at Plattsburg and repaired to Brattleboro, Vermont, where he was subsequently joined by his family. Here young Parker received the rudiments of his education and subsequently became a teacher at Bellow's Falls, Vermont. While thus engaged he commenced the study of medicine which he completed under the instruction of the late Dr. R.D. Mussey, then of Hanover, New Hampshire, but afterwards of Cincinnati and graduated from the medical department of Dartmouth College in 1836.

In the fall of 1837 he removed to Ohio and after looking over this State and Indiana finally settled in Martinsville, Clinton County, Ohio, where for about twenty years he was engaged in practice. While there he also took an active part in the construction of the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad. In the spring of 1855 he removed to Piqua, Ohio, and embarked in business giving the immediate supervision of the business to his partner FL Morrow, he himself continuing the practice of his profession. Some ten years ago he relinquished his professional practice and has since devoted his time chiefly to farming an occupation of which he was always extremely fond. He is also still engaged in business the firm of C.S. Parker & Co, being one of the finest and most extensive dry goods houses in Piqua. His professional record was one of great credit and success He is a gentleman of scholarly attainments great enterprise and public spirit For about fourteen years he was a member of the Piqua city council and for a considerable portion of that time president of that body.

A warm friend to educational progress he was for many years connected with the Piqua board of education He was also for some time vice president of the Citizens National Bank of that place. An old line whig in the days of that party he has since been a staunch republican. His religious connection has been with the Methodist Church for nearly half a century and for many years he has held office therein.

Dr. Parker and his sister Mrs. M. Upton of Fitchburgh, Massachusetts, are the only surviving members of his father's family On December 31st, 1840, he married Olivia, a daughter of Frederick Lawder of Highland County, Ohio, and one of the earliest immigrants to that county from the Old Dominion. They have had six children of whom five are living His oldest son W.S. Parker was educated at the Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware studied medicine under the supervision of his father and graduated with the degree of doctor of medicine from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1862.

He served during the late war first as assistant surgeon in the North Atlantic Squadron and subsequently as surgeon of the 192d Ohio Volunteers making a highly creditable record throughout. He spent a portion of the years of 1872 and 1873 in Europe prosecuting his clinical studies most of the time at Vienna. He has been a medical practitioner in Piqua, since 1865, and has place in the leading rank of his profession.

In March 1864 he married Mary L. daughter of Hon. Dr. Dorsey, of Piqua. His second son Leonard Day Parker is a partner with his father in the dry goods business. The third son John F. Parker graduated from the United States Naval Academy, at Annapolis, and an officer in the United States Navy. The oldest daughter Rebecca L. is the wife of George W. Ward a merchant Cincinnati. The youngest daughter Margaret resides home.

Reference: BIOGRAPHICAL CYCLOPAENDIA AND PORTRAIT GALLERY
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Samuel Hiatt
August 9, 1805 – March 12, 1866

Taken out of HH book Vol I by WPJ.

(687.) SAMUEL L. HIATT (177.) (26.) (3.) (1.):
b. 9-8mo-1805, Grayson Co., Va.; d. 12-3mo-1866, age 61, buried Snowhill Cemetery, Washington Twp., Randolph Co., Indiana; m. c1830, in Highland Co., Ohio, to MARY J. TERRIL, d/o David and Mary (Anthony). Terrill; b. 1805/6, in Va.; living 1850 in Clinton Co., Ohio; to Indiana 1859.

CH: (1833.) David Terril; (1834.) Christopher Columbus; (1835.) Americus V.; (1836.) Alonzo P.; (1837.) Jemima.
Fairfield Mo. Mtg., Highland Co., Ohio:
30-10mo-1830 - Mary Hiatt (formerly Terrell). condemned her marriage contrary to discipline.
22-9mo-1831 - Mary Hiatt granted a certificate to Newbury Mo. Mtg.

Newberry Mo. Mtg., Clinton Co., Ohio:
24-2mo-1831 - Samuel Hiatt disowned for marriage out of unity.
21-11mo-1831 - Mary Hiatt received on certificate from Fairfield Mo. Mtg., dated 22-9mo-1831.
26-12mo-1856 - Mary Hiatt granted a certificate to Springfield Mo. Mtg.

Springfield Mo. Mtg., Clinton Co., Ohio:
21-2mo-1857 - Mary Hiatt received on certificate from Newberry Mo. Mtg., Ohio, dated 22-12mo-1856.
18-6mo-1859 - Mary Hiatt grnated a certificate to Cherry Grove Mo. Mtg., Indiana. (R57).

1850 Census, Clark Twp., Clinton Co., Ohio: Samuel Hiatt, 45, Va., Merchant; Mary A., 45, Va.; David T., 20, Ohio; Christopher C., 17; Americus V., 15; Alonzo P., 10; Mary E. Hudson, 10.

"Samuel had a daughter Elizabeth (Betsy). who married Alfred Turner and moved to Taylor County, Iowa." (R84). (Was she Mary E. Hudson? -- editor.) (See No. (686.) -- editor.

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