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Earl Mahaffey

Earl Mahaffey

Sunday December 2, 1934 Monday November 9, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Earl L. Mahaffey

Earl L. Mahaffey, 85 of Hillsboro, passed away Monday November 9, 2020.

Earl was born in Highland County on December 2, 1934, the son of the late Coleman and Mary (Watts) Mahaffey. Beside his parents his brothers, Ralph Mahaffey and Jim Snyder and sisters, Wilda Taylor, Joyce Malott and Alice Jennings, also precede him.

Earl graduated from Fairfield High School in 1952, and he started at the Bill Boatman in Bainbridge the same year. From 1967 to 1975 Earl was an Auxiliary Police Officer in Bainbridge, OH, 1975 to 1984 he was a member of the Highland County Sheriff’s Department, 1977 to 1984 he was Chief Deputy of the Highland Sheriff’s Department, and was appointed Sheriff of Highland County in June of 1984.

Earl was a member of the Sinking Spring Community Church, Hillsboro F.O.E. Aerie 1161, Highland County Senior Citizens and the NRA. He was also an avid fisherman, Euchre player and loved his family.

Earl is survived by his wife, whom he married on July 21, 1973, Mary (Hopkins) Mahaffey, son Nick & Jackie Mahaffey of Hillsboro, daughters, Louann & Paul Flint of Loveland, Debra Truman of Hillsboro and Laurie & Jeff Taylor of Greenfield, thirteen grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 11:00am Thursday November 12, 2020 at the Sinking Spring Community Church and Greg Seaman will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Dunkard Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call 4:00pm to 7:00pm Wednesday November 11, 2020 at Thompson Funeral Home. Social distancing will be observed for visitation and funeral.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday November 11, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thompson Funeral Home
    241 East Main Street
    Hillsboro, OH
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    Wednesday November 11, 2020
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Funeral Service

    Thursday November 12, 2020 | 11:00am
    Sinking Spring Community Church
    23 North Main Street
    Sinking Spring, OH
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    Thursday November 12, 2020
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Thursday November 12, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Dunkard Ridge Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Hillsboro, Ohio
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    Thursday November 12, 2020
    12:00pm

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David and Tina Francis

We are so sorry to hear of Earl's passing,He always made us smile when he told his fishing stories.. He'll be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you.Rip Earl.
David and Tina Francis
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Tom &Mary Jane

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Mary and family we’re so sorry for your loss
Earl was a great man every one loved him,your in our thoughts and prayers days ahead.God Bless each of you!
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Dale & Janet Swingley

Mary & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Bob and Christine Storer

Mary and family, So sorry to hear of Earl's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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So sorry for your loss
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