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Martin Earl Griner
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1923
Screven County
Georgia, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 2011
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

"He fought a good fight, he finished the race, and kept the faith. Now there is in store for him the crown of righteousness".


Mr. Martin E. Griner - ELLABELL - Mr. Martin E. Griner, 87, passed away Sunday, February 20, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. The Hiltonia, GA native was a member of First Baptist Church of Pooler, where he had served in many capacities, including serving on the Building Committee when the Church was built. He was ordained as a deacon on October 9, 1960 and became a deacon emeritus in the mid- 2000's. Mr. Griner served with the Seabees in the US Navy during World War II. He retired from Union Camp after 42 years of service. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Dotson Griner; father, Martin "Good" Griner; brothers, Benjamin, Cecil, and Roy Griner; sister, Juanita Griner Hester; and great-granddaughter, Ashlynn Cowart. Survivors include the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Edith Mercer Griner; daughters, Ann Griner Sherrod and Jan Griner; son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Rebecca Griner; twelve grandchildren, Melanie and Bart Crowe, Jeni and Eric Prince, Mandy Harrison, Stephen and Selena Cowart, Kris and Denise Griner, Barry and Laura Cowart, and Malerie "Papa's Bug" Sherrod; twelve great-grandchildren, Talara Crowe, Sierra Cowart, Joshua Afroozi, Brandon Afroozi, Gavin Cowart, Myah Cowart, Cooper Harrison, Mina Griner, Abbie Cowart, Isabella Crowe, Andrew Cowart, and Harker Griner; sister, Mary Griner Jones; sister-in-law, Faye Talley Griner; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. Visitation: 6-8 pm Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in the funeral home. Funeral: 11 am Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Pooler. Interment: Gravel Hill Cemetery Remembrances: First Baptist Church of Pooler, Building Fund, PO Box 506, 204 US Hwy 80, Pooler, GA 31322 or St. Joseph's/Candler Foundations, Coronary Care Unit, In remembrance of Martin E. Griner, 5356 Reynolds Street, Suite 400, Savannah, GA 31405. A special thanks to the doctors and caring nurses at St. Joseph's Hospital. Friends may sign the online register book at Thomas C. Strickland& Sons Funeral Homes West Chatham Chapel 901 W. Hwy 80 Pooler, GA 31322 912-748-2444.

Published in Savannah Morning News on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mr. Martin Griner - ELLABELL - Mr. Martin Griner, 87, passed away Sunday. Funeral-11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Pooler with burial to follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes West Chatham Chapel 912-748-2444.

Published in Savannah Morning News on Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Family links: 
  Martin Griner (1887 - 1969)
  Mary E. Dotson Griner (1899 - 1979)
  Edith Jeanette Mercer Griner (1922 - 2011)
  Ann Griner Sherrod (1949 - 2013)*
  Martin Earl Griner (1923 - 2011)
  Cecil E. Griner (1924 - 1945)*
  Juanita Griner Hester (1927 - 1989)*
  Mary Griner Jones (1932 - 2012)*
  Roy Griner (1939 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Gravel Hill Cemetery
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: JoAnn Bland
Originally Created by: Linda Lee DeWitt Lewis
Record added: Feb 22, 2011
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Martin Earl Griner
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Martin Earl Griner
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Martin Earl Griner
Added by: Linda Lee DeWitt Lewis
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May you rest in peace Martin. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
- Jeanie
 Added: Feb. 22, 2011

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