Nannie Greene

Final Resting Place

12:00 pm
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Cove Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
1330 Sherwood Road
Sugar Grove, North Carolina, United States

Obituary of Nannie Helen Greene

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Miss Nannie Helen Greene, age 92, formerly of Vilas, passed away Monday, September 5, 2022 at The Foley Center of Blowing Rock. Born November 28, 1929 in Western Watauga County, she was a daughter of Dayton Lawson and Margaret Lula Campbell Greene. She attended Cove Creek Schools until graduating in l947 with the first class required to complete 12 grades. She attended Lees-McRae Jr. College and Appalachian State Teacher's College, earning her BS in Education in 1951. She taught in schools 'off the mountain' for about 30 years, spanning over Caldwell County, Thomasville, Kannapolis and Charlotte-Mecklenburg systems, her last 19 years were at Paw Creek Elementary School in Charlotte. She felt the mountains calling her home when she was ready to retire. Her busy 'retirement' included teaching Sunday school and her devotion as a Bible Drill Leader. She served as Treasurer of Cove Creek Preservation and Development Co-Chair of the Doc and Merle Watson Museum Committee. At the l996 Cove Creek High School alumni reunion, Nannie was instrumental in organizing the community effort to preserve the Historic Cove Creek High School building vacated in 1995. She was a tireless, willing and cheerful worker for good causes and served the Lord with a cheerful heart. In her spare time, she kept busy tracing her family history, organizing family reunions, and preparing her jams and jellies, pickles and relishes, and working crossword puzzles. All who knew Nan realize how fortunate we are that she heard the mountains calling and she answered. Miss Greene is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Greene Johnson of Boone; nephews, Boyd Johnson and wife, Emily of Granite Falls, Charlie Greene and wife, Tracy, of Vilas, Kenneth Baird of Tennessee, Ron Ehlers of Ohio, and Tommy Greene and wife, Terry and Dennis Greene and wife, Deanna, all of Florida; nieces, Barbara Balsamo and husband, Shep, of Virginia, Heather Shipman and husband, Josh, of Asheville and Theresa Thomas and husband, Kevin, of Zionville; and her sister-in-law, Cookie Greene of Vilas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul, Burl and Bud Greene; and sisters, Floy Ehlers and Louise Baird. Graveside services for Nannie Greene will be conducted Saturday afternoon, September 10, 2022 at 12 o'clock at the Cove Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, officiated by Mr. Kevin Thomas. The family suggests memorials to Cove Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 68, Sugar Grove, NC 28679, or to Amorem Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street, NW, Lenoir, NC 28645. The Greene family wished to extend a special 'Thank You' to the staff of The Foley Center and Amorem Hospice for taking such special care of 'Aunt Nannie'. Online condolences may be shared at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Greene family.
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