Gregory “Greg” Lawrence Birney, 53, Cottonwood, Ariz., formerly of Tappan lake, Scio, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010. He was born Nov. 23, 1956 in Canton, the son of David L. Birney and Shelva J. Birney Palmer. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Marcus Jackson; brother, David “Davey” Birney and sister, Laurie Birney Lay. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Church on St. Rt. 250 at Tappan Lake, Scio. A service and burial officiated by the Rv. Henry Mooney will immediately follow the visitation. A reception following the burial will be held in the church social room. Koch Funeral Home Scio is handling arrangements. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Harrison News-Herald.