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Originally published: 2013-07-12 17:02:13
Last modified: 2013-07-12 17:02:57

Michael Greene

Michael Greene, 65, of Minneapolis, passed away on July 11, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center.

A native of Avery County, he was born Jan. 6, 1948, a son of the late Charles Walter Greene and Edith Greene Buchanan.

He owned and operated Michaels Wholesale Florist and was a member of the Minneapolis Christian Church. Greene was very active in his community, a person who would help a neighbor anytime he could. He also enjoyed motorcycle riding.

Along with his parents, Greene was preceded in death by a son, David Walter Greene; brothers, Buddy Greene and Bucky Greene.

Greene has left to cherish his memory his wife, Vivian Young Greene of the home; daughter, Michaela Greene, and her husband, Dustin, of Winston-Salem; sons, Gideon Greene, and his wife, Amy, of Minneapolis, Daniel Greene of Minneapolis; sisters, Mitzi Barrier, and her husband, Phil, of Ingalls Sue Cagle of Georgia; grandchildren, Nora Leigh Greene, Dayton Greene, and Corbin Greene.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the funeral home.

Services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Minneapolis Christian Church with Pastor Bryan Griffith officiating. Interment will follow in the Minneapolis Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Johnny Callahan Scholarship Fund, PO Box 124, Minneapolis, NC 28652.

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Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Greene family.

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