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Obituaries > GRIDER, WILLIAM A.

William Allen Grider, 66, of of 310 Homeland Ave., Cantonment, died Wednesday afternoon [November 14, 1979] at a hospital.

Mr. Grider, a native of Covington County, Ala., was a member of the Church of Christ and had resided in Escambia County for the past 21 years. He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, had served with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was the son of the late William Tip Grider, minister of the Church of Christ in Andalusia, Ala.

Survivors include his wife, Callyer (Drake) Grider of Cantonment; two daughters, Mary Charles March Grider of Cantonment and Cecelia Cylinda Jean Grider Nettles of Cantonment; and three sisters, Kathryn G. Collins of Pensacola, Mary Ethlyn G. Wilson of Gant, Ala., and Helen G. Campbell of Andalusia.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rose Hill Church of Christ.

Burial with military honors will be at the church cemetery.

The body will be taken to the Foreman Funeral Home in Andalusia, Ala., Saturday where the family will receive friends after 4 p.m.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.