Eric LaMont Gregory and the Brown County Clerk of Courts Tina Meranda at the Brown County Tea Party Booth
Tina Nixon Meranda, age 43 of Ripley, Ohio died Monday, October 1, 2012 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Tina was the Brown County Clerk of Courts from 2005 – 2010 and was the co-owner along with her husband Seth of the Meranda Nixon Winery in Ripley, Ohio. In her earlier years she was employed in orthopedic prosthesis sales and was a surgical technologist at the Cincinnati Deaconess Hospital heart team. She also was a wife, mother and tobacco farmer. Her memberships include the JoAnn Davidson Leadership Institute member, the Brown County Republican Party, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Russellville Kiwanis Chapter, the Russellville United Methodist Church, the Ohio Clerks Association, a board member of the Ohio Wine Producers Association and was a volunteer at St. Michael’s School. She was born May 1, 1969 in Middletown, Ohio the daughter of Corwin Keith and Lornia - Barnett - Nixon of Lebanon, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband – Seth Meranda, two sons – Preston and Austin, one brother – Keith Nixon, Jr. and wife Kerry of Lebanon, Ohio, one sister – Melissa Miller and husband – Brent of Lebanon, Ohio, her aunt – Karen Heaberlin and husband Don, her father and mother-in-law – Art and Bonnie Meranda of Georgetown, Ohio, four brothers-in-law – Tad Meranda of Kansas City, Kansas, Craig Meranda of Goshen, Indiana, Brent Meranda of Quinter, Kansas and Whey Meranda of Georgetown, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.