Leman Edward Greene, Sr., 83, resident of 720 E. Greenwood St. husband of Nora Odom Greene died Tuesday Nov. 7, 2006 at The Hospice House.
Born Sept. 30, 1923 in Immanuel County Georgia he was a son of the late Daniel Edward and Flora Greenway Greene.
After graduating from Summerville High School, he served in the United States Navy, two years spent in overseas duty.
Attended North Carolina University and East Carolina College. Retired from Milliken Mills, Abbeville Plant after 33 years as Department Manager.
He was a member of Main St. United Methodist Church since 1950. Served as President of The Methodist Men, many years on the Pastor/Parish Relations Committee, Administrative Council, President of The Men's Bible Class as well as Secretary and Treasurer of same. In the past taught Sunday School in the Youth Department and the immediate past taught in The Men's Bible Class. Leman was selected in 2006 for the United Methodist Men Life Time Achievement Award for his faithful years of service to God and his church.
He delivered Meals on Wheels locally for 9 years. He was also an avid fisherman, but God and his family always came first in his life.
He is survived by: his wife of 61 years, Nora Odom Greene, four children,Jane Greene; Lee Greene and wife Trudi; Jim Greene and wife Susanne; Daniel Greene and wife Tracy. Grandchildren, Carl Hitchcock and wife Jennifer; Ed Greene, Krista Hitchcock Fox and husband Josh; Emilie Summer and husband Jake; Steven Greene; Courtney Greene; Zan and Coby Greene; one sister Vivian Ruiz of Savannah, Georgia, and one brother Robert Greene of Spartanburg.
He was predeceased by brothers Claude Greene, Clyde Greene, Ira Edenfield, and sisters Maude Burgess and Doris Dotson.
The family is at the home 720 E Greenwood St. Abbeville, SC.
Active pallbearers will be: Mike Allen, Bob Glace, Bill McNeill, Mike Shirley, Steve Stanley, and David Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Kay and The United Methodist Men of the Church.
Memorials may be made to Main St. United Methodist Church PO Box 656 Abbeville, SC 29620 or to Hospice of The Piedmont 408 West Alexander Ave Greenwood, SC 29646.