Samuel D. Greene

Born: Tue., May 5, 1925
Died: Mon., Mar. 16, 2009

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Samuel D. Greene, age 83, of Crawfordville, Georgia, died Monday, March 16, 2009 at his residence. He was born on May 5, 1925 in McDuffie County, Georgia to the late Frank Greene and Maggie Craig Greene. He graduated form Alexander Stephens Institute in Crawfordville and then entered the United States Army. During World War II, he fought in the South Pacific and served during Korea from 1950 to 1953. Sam worked at Fort Gordon for 30 years as a Directorate of Industrial Operations retiring July 1, 1980. He was a faithful employee and over three decades made many friends at Fort Gordon. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and performed in 19 movies, 13 of which were local movies. He was a member of the Crawfordville Baptist Church, the Roy Dozier American Legion Post 8 in Crawfordville and a Mason at A. M. Wolihin Lodge #132 in Crawfordville. For over twenty-five years he was a baliff at the Taliaferro County Courthouse. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who also enjoyed working crossword puzzles, reading and cutting grass.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Lois Patterson Greene, who he married on January 16, 1954; two daughters; Sheila (Lary) Hawkins of Milledgeville, GA and Tina (Michael) McEver of Gray, GA; four sisters, Frankie Dyer of Hartwell, GA, Louise Greene of Crawfordville, GA, Myrtle (Robert Harold) Kendrick of Crawfordville, GA, Grace Green of Johnson City, TN; a brother, Charles (Sandra) Greene of Crawfordville, GA; two grandchildren, Jared Hawkins and Sean Hawkins both of Milledgeville, GA. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Elvin Greene, Mark Greene and Evelyn Edwards.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Crawfordville Baptist Church with Rev. John Autry officiating. Interment will follow at Crawfordville Baptist Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Jon Greene, Marcus Greene, Bobby Lord, Craig Dyer, Bobby Greene, Stoy Taylor, Whitey Gibbs and Ricky Greene. Honorary pallbearers are T. C. Harrington, Babe Reese, Cohen Wright, John Wilhelm and the Masons of A. M. Wolihin Lodge #132. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the funeral home. The family requests that any memorials be made to Crawfordville Baptist Church Cemetery, P.O. Box 204, Crawfordville, GA 30631. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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   Posted Mon March 16, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bob and Lori Ferri

Charlotte Chapman White
   Posted Mon March 16, 2009
So sorry to hear about Mr. Sam. He was a great neighbor to Uncle Jack and Aunt Jean. I know he will be missed by the entire community and all the family. You all have my deepest sympathy! May God be with you all during this difficult time.

Terri Saturday
   Posted Mon March 16, 2009
Many memories have been shared across the years with Sam. It was such a shock to hear of the loss. My thoughts and prayers are with whole family and his many friends at this time.

Jimmy Flynt
   Posted Tue March 17, 2009
Charles, and all of the Greene family, Please know that you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. I still remember Sam throughout my years in Crawfordville. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you in your hours of sorrow. Jimmy

Louise Layson
   Posted Tue March 17, 2009
Tina and Sheila and family, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Amy Sullivan Anderson
   Posted Tue March 17, 2009
Lois: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family from your Company "E" friends in Kentucky. Sam will be missed greatly. God is faithful to give you strength and peace. Our love to you and the girls, Bernadine Sullivan, Kirk, Amy and Ethan Anderson

Jimie E. Yearwood
   Posted Tue March 17, 2009
To Charles and all other family members. Having grown up in Crawfordville I hold many fond memoeries of Sam from the late forties and early fifties. I am proud to say that most times I have visited in Crawfordville in recent years I would always see Sam if only for a few minutes. Not only has your family lost a fine man but so has the surrounding community. I hope to be there for the funeral, if not our prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Jimie Yearwood

Cy & Ruth Easters
   Posted Tue March 17, 2009
May God grant you peace and comfort on the loss of your loved one.

Alora (Sis) Wade Bridges
   Posted Tue March 17, 2009
I just happened to see Sam's obituary. It has been so long but I still so very fondly remember all the Greenes' when we were neigbors and later when I visited in Crawfordville. My brother thought so much of Sam. My sympathy to all the family.

Jenny Hudson
   Posted Wed March 18, 2009
Sam always had a smile on his face and in turn warmed our hearts. He will be missed by many. Love, Jenny, Derrick, Tyler and Gavin Hudson (daughter and grandson's of Larry and Marsha Blackwell)

Judy Bacon
   Posted Wed March 18, 2009
Lois, Sheila & Tina, Sympathy to your family in the death of Sam. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Judy Bacon & family

Billy Morris
   Posted Thu March 19, 2009
My prayers are with the entire Greene family.