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Laverne William Grieves, 81
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McMinnville resident and Scranton, Pa., native Laverne William Grieves, 81, was born July 12, 1931 and died Feb. 7 at NHC Healthcare McMinnville following an extended illness.A retired employee of Powermatic and member of Irving College Baptist Church, he was the son of the late Edgar Lifton and Erma Arlene Whiting Grieves. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son Jimmy Grieves, and three brothers, Bobby, Ronnie and Edgar Grieves.He was married Aug. 9, 1984 to Myrtle Brown Grieves of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and daughter-in-law, John Grieves and Rodger and Vickie Grieves, all of McMinnville and Vernon Grieves of Manchester; daughter, Karen Grieves of McMinnville; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rodger Kenneth and Linda Grieves of Largo, Fla., and Byron and Jeanette Grieves of Dallas, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Naomi and Ed Alday of Donalsonville, Ga.; two stepsons and stepdaughter-in-law, Tommy and Carla Savage, and Bill Brown, all of McMinnville, and several nieces and nephews.Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in High’s Chapel with Alton Scruggs officiating.

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