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Wilbur “Bill” Birney, 69, of Jewett died tragically Thursday, October 31, 2013 in a semi-truck accident.

A life long resident of Harrison County, Bill was born October 10, 1944 in Archer Twp. Harrison County. He was the son of the late Carl H. and Doris E. Bargar Birney.

Preceding him in death are brothers Carl A. and Thomas Birney and an infant sister Janet.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Mike Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett. Friends may call Tuesday from 12-2 and 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the “Bill Birney Memorial Scholarship Fund” in care of The Ohio State University Extension, Harrison County 4-H Committee 538 North Main Street – Suite H, Cadiz, OH 43907.

A full obituary will appear in the Nov. 9, 2013 print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.