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Originally published: 2011-12-27 14:29:50
Last modified: 2011-12-27 14:30:20

Christopher 'Chris' Greer

Mr. Christopher "Chris" Greer, 55, of North Street, Boone, died Sunday afternoon December 25, 2011, at Blowing Rock Hospital. Born November 7, 1956, in Watauga County, he was a son of the late Winston Worth Greer and Ruth Whittington Greer. Chris graduated from Watauga High School and attended Berea College in Kentucky. He was a member of New Life Fellowship 7th Day Adventist Church where he was an ordained Deacon. Chris had a great love for music and sang with several groups and his church. He worked for many years at the Western Steer and Daniel Boone Inn.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Whittington Greer; one sister, Alma Greer Hatton and husband, Rev. Morris Hatton; one brother, Virgil Greer, all of Boone; an aunt, Naomi Whittington of Winston-Salem; two nieces and three nephews; and a number of cousins.

Funeral services for Mr. Chris Greer will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Charles Hindman and Robert Collins. Burial will follow in the Clarissa Hill Cemetery. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, in care of Kathy Idol, 8821 US Hwy 421 South, Deep Gap 28618. The family will receive friends Wednesday prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. At other times, friends may call at the home of Morris and Alma Hatton. Online condolences may be sent to the Greer family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Greer family.