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Originally published: 2012-10-18 11:28:40
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Arvil Clayton Greene

Arvil Clayton Greene, 78, of American Legion Road, Greer, S.C., passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 16, ,2012, at the home of his son, the Rev. Roger Greene, in Greer after a lengthy illness.
Arvil was born in Watauga County to Clayton Carroll Greene and Rosa Bryan Greene.
He graduated from Appalachian State Teacher's College in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business education and social studies. During his career, he was a social worker, a HUD worker, and retired as an insurance salesman. Arvil enjoyed gardening, playing checkers, walking on the beach, flea marketing, and especially, talking and joking with people.
He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.
Mr. Greene is survived by his wife, Barbara Townsend Greene; three sons, Arvil Dean Greene, James Edward Greene, (Carolyn) and the Rev. Roger Alan Greene (Cheryl); one daughter, Sandra Greene Winebarger; five grandsons, Shane Greene, J. B. Greene, Chip Greene (Cally), Michael Hardy, and Kyle Bryson; eight granddaughters, Kelly Greene, Krista Greene, Tanya Nichols (Dustin), Jessica Winebarger, Jennifer Winebarger, Savanna Wyatt (Jeremy), Heather Greene and Tara Brown; two great-granddaughters, Aaliyah Greene and Kahlyn Nichols; five great-grandsons, Konner Calhoun, Kaleb Calhoun, Jaxon Wyatt, Kolton Nichols and Channing Brown; two sisters, Elsie Tucker and Carolyn Snyder (Carol); brother-in-law, Don Elliott; a sister-in-law, Viola Greene; eight nephews, four nieces, a number of great-nephews and great-nieces; and former daughter-in-law, Debbie Greene.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Theresa Greene; sister, Edith Greene Elliott and brother, Raymond Greene.
Funeral services for Arvil Clayton Greene will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel. Officiating was the Rev. Herbert McCoy and the Rev. Dean Elliott. Burial will be at sea at a later date.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory. At other times, the family will be at the home of James Greene at 856 Mountain View Baptist Church Road, Deep Gap, N.C.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, Post Office Box 127, Landrum, S.C. 29356.
Online condolences may be sent to the Greene family at http://www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin and Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Greene family.