Herman Ray Green, 95, of Choctaw, Ark., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. He was born in Conklyn, Ky., Sept. 13, 1917, to Jocephas C. and Sarah Louisa (Lyttle) Green.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the Merchant Marines in the 1940s. He has been a minister and teacher of the Gospel for 70 years, preaching in Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Alaska, and various other states. Finally settling in Choctaw, Ark., he was minister for the Church of Christ at Alread for nine years. He was also at Van Buren County Jail Ministry for seven years.
He has touched many lives over the years and will continue to live in our hearts, because of things learned by his works.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Flossie Elizabeth Puckett Green; four brothers, Howard Green, James Green, Denver Green and Robert Green; four sisters, Beatrice, Ethel, Pearl and Helen; and one grandson, Robert Green. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Wanda Whittaker Green; two daughters, Margaret Green Stanley (David) of Lubbuck, Texas, and Debbie Cummings (Eddie) of Judsonia, Ark.; two grandsons, Mark Phifer and Mike Phifer both of Judsonia, Ark.; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Barton and Donald Green; one niece; and many relatives and friends.
Pallbearers: Burl Sullins, Rodney Haney, Sam Shannon Jr., Scott Bradley, Billy Tomlinson and Kip Stringer. Honorary pallbearers: Roy Pickett, Roger Pickett and Benton Allen II.
Funeral service was 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Choctaw Church of Christ with Pastor David Cook and Larry Wilks officiating. Burial was at Shady Grove Cemetery, Bald Knob, Ark. Funeral arrangements by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Clinton. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.