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William "Eddie" Smart Jr., 76, of Martinsville, passed 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, 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. “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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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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