J.M. Greene, age 82, of Flat Springs Road, Elk Park, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 in his home.

Born and raised in Avery County, he was the son of the late Jeremy and Addie Hayes Greene. He was a member of the Flat Springs Baptist Church, and loved his family, farming, community and church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Harvey, Smith and Vern Greene; and five sisters, Maude Greene, Hazel Guy, Margie Miller, Elva Watson and Wanda Clair.
He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Anna Marquitta (Henson) Greene; his son, Michael J. Greene and wife Claudia Rhyne Greene; his daughter , Marsha Greene Roark; three grandchildren; Katelyn A. Greene, Alex J. Roark, and Brooke C. Roark. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Flat Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the services.

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