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Originally published: 2014-02-06 15:07:43
Last modified: 2014-02-06 15:08:28

Hershel Greene

Mr. Hershel Greene, 82, of Wilkesboro and Deep Gap, passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 4, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.

Born July 19, 1931, in Watauga County, he was a son of the late Judson and Hettie Wellborn Greene. He was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church. Hershel was a cattle and timber farmer and co-owner of Millers Creek Lumber Company.

He is survived by his wife, Imogene Blackburn Greene; one son, Alan Greene; two sisters, Bonita Stewart of Wilkesboro, and Carolyn Austin of Boone; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Judson and Hettie Wellborn Greene; and four brothers, Charles, Troy, Riley, and Cline Greene.

Funeral services for Mr. Hershel Greene will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Wilkesboro. Officiating will be the Rev. Rex Eldreth and the Rev. Sherrill Wellborn. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 12 to 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pilgrim Baptist Church Building Fund, 493 Pilgrim Baptist Church Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

Online condolences may be shared with the Greene family at

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