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April 27, 2012

Helen A. Smith-Griner, 93, of Hicksville died Sunday (May 1, 2011) at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.

She was born on April 30, 1918 in Council, Va., the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Ann (Fletcher) O’Quinn. Helen worked at the Elgin State Hospital in Illinois.

Survivors include four daughters, Rose Mary McDonald of Hicksville, Marie Jones of Wewahitchka, Fla., Norma K Hall of Port St Joe, Fla., and Mildred (Richard) Berry of Harrison, Mich.; two sons, David J. Smith of Butler, Ind., and William E. Smith of Hicksville; 28 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding Helen in death were her parents; her first husband, Joseph W. Smith; her second husband, Larry Griner; seven children, Thelma White, Charles Smith, Frances Harders, Lucreta Smith, Ernest Smith, Donald Ray Smith and Helen Fay Smith; and her brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Helen will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, with interment in Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

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