This article was in my grandmother's scrap book.The article was probably in the Cheney Free Press.I'm posting it in hopes it might help someone in their research.I may be able to get more information from the Cemetery books.There wasn't a date on this article, but articles around it were from 1930's to 50's.
CHENEY PIONEER TAKEN BY DEATH; RITES SATURDAY
Funeral services for P. Alva Briner will be held Saturday, June 29, from Jerue Funeral chapel at 1 p. m. with burial in the Cheney Fairview cemetery.
Briner passed away Wednesday, June 26, in the Cheney Nursing home after an illness of many months.Surviving are his widow, Catherine Briner, at the home; one son, Floren Briner of Kodiak, Alaska; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Shaw, California, and cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Slough of Spokane.
He was born in Missouri February 2, 1873 and came to the Cheney community more than 50 years ago.He was a carpenter and a member of the Cheney IOOF lodge and Cheney Grange.