Tifton Gazette


December 7, 2013

Mary Jo Greene

TIFTON — Mary Jo Greene, 76, of Tifton died peacefully at her home Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. The Rev. Stephen Webb will officiate with a eulogy to be given by Dr. William Coleman.

Bubba Harrison, Tom Coleman, Earl Cook Ronald Cook, Allen Pratt and Lewis Pratt will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until the hour of the service Monday at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Ms. Greene was born on May 9, 1937 in Dooly County and was the daughter of Joseph Ronald Greene of Dooly County and Hazel Harvey Greene of Tifton, both deceased. She was a member of Tifton’s First United Methodist Church, the Newcomers Bridge Club, the Newcomers Book Club and the Trillium Garden Club. She enjoyed traveling and reading, especially World War II history, spy thrillers and literature classics. Ms. Greene was a graduate of Mercer University and returned with her mother to Tifton in 1993 after retirement from the United States Department of Defense, where she was a supervisor in contract management. She was a devoted caregiver to her mother for many years.

She is survived by Bonnye Greene of Gainesville, Fla., who was a special cousin, friend and caregiver; and by many cousins of whom she was very fond, including local cousins, JoAnn Smith, Barbara Skinner and husband Johnny, Bubba Harrison and wife Cynthia, Jackie Spradley and husband Paul, Harvey Hatcher and wife Virginia, Jeannette Johnson and husband Joe, Jabo Brinson and the extended Wade Cook family. She enjoyed traveling with her cousins Tom Coleman, Bill Coleman and Mary Lou Pace.

She is also survived by an aunt, Eleanor Harvey of Tifton.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 323 Pine Ave., Albany, GA 31701.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.

Services for the Greene family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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