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Obituary: William Griner, Edinburgh

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William "Bill" H. Griner, 96 of Edinburgh died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor in Hope.

Before retirng, he was employed at Cummins Engine Company for 38 years. He was also a farmer and continued farming after retiring.

He was a member of the Hartsville United Methodist Church since 1951 and was also a member of the Diesel Worker's Union.

The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Norman Funeral Home in Hope. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Born March 15, 1917 in Brown County, Bill was the son of C. Edward Griner and Bertha Lawson Griner. He married Helen Turner September 12, 1941 in Nashville,  and she preceded him in death on August 23, 2001.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra R. Beckett (Olas) of Georgetown; grandchildren, Betsy Ann Beckett of Edinburgh, Polly Dee Beckett of Corydon and Barry Alan Beckett of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Jarrett Wayne Beckett of Depauw, Cody Hayden Beckett of Depauw and Austin Alan Beckett of Indianapolis.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Mary Ausetta Ridenauer, Alonzo Griner, Noah Griner and a half-sister, Dorothy Lucas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hartsville United Methodist Church or the Alzeheimer's Association.

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