VeteranOtis Briney

Otis Leroy Briney, 77, of Adair, died at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born March 27, 1922, in Crook, Colo., a son of Edward and Mary Lauderback Briney. He married Madolyn Sullivan on March 14, 1946, in Galesburg. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Steven (and Julie) of Coal City; one daughter, Jane (and Harold) Miller of rural Macomb; one sister, Eva Hamm of Astoria; two brothers, Earnest of Adair and Oliver of Morton; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers preceded him in death.

He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the European Theater as a telephone communication lineman technician. He received a Bronze Star.

He farmed and was a truck driver for 51 years. He was a Burrus Seed Corn dealer for 50 years.

He was a former member of the Pennington Point Church near Adair.

Services were Tuesday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Rev. Michael Beblois officiating. Burial was in Pennington Point Cemetery near Adair.

Memorials may be made to Pennington Point Cemetery or the American Cancer Society.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/10/1999

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