Clara B. Greene, age 90, of Murrells Inlet, former resident of Blowing Rock, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Daughter of the late William (Bud) and Zadia Coffey Bolick, she was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Ralph E. Greene, and brother and sister-in-law, William and Judy Bolick.

Clara co-owned businesses with Ralph in California and North Carolina and retired from Appalachian State University in 2006 after 25 years of service.

Clara is survived by son, John Greene and wife Amy, daughters Mary Anne Benedetto and husband Fred, and Patricia Donley; grandchildren David, Carrie and Lauren Greene and Ken Benedetto and wife Colleen; great-grandchildren Gabriella Cieszynski and husband Daniel, Alexandria and Nicholas Benedetto, and great great-granddaughters Andy and Emerson Cieszynski. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Agape Hospice in Conway, SC and Hope Arbor Assisted Living and Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet for their loving care of Clara.

Funeral services for Clara Bolick Greene will be conducted  Wednesday afternoon , March 14, 2018 at 2:00 o'clock at  Hampton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Boone Fork Community Cemetery in Blowing Rock, N.C.

The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Donations may be made in her name to The National World War II Museum-945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 or to Hope Arbor Assisted Living-12287 Highway 707 Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

Online condolences may be sent to the Greene family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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