Mr. Ralph C. Green of the Monoville Community, a recipient of the Purple Heart, died Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in South Carthage following an extended illness.
Tuesday afternoon funeral services were conducted by Eld. Billy Joe Shoulders Bro. Jimmy Gregory. Following the 1:00 p.m. services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home, burial was in the Ridge-wood Cemetery.
One of five children of the late Robert Allen and Annie Florence Kemp Green, he was born in the Difficult Community on Monday, June 29, 1929.
A sister, Edna Green, died as an infant. His only brother, Cecil Allen Green, died June 25, 2006 at the age of 85.
On Sunday, October 3, 1948 in Rossville, Georgia, Mr. Green was united in marriage to the former Jo Ann Key of the Monoville Community. He was saved at an early age under the teaching of the Defeated Creek Missionary Baptist Church at Difficult. Having been honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in New Orleans on August 31, 1945, he faithfully served our country in action against the Japanese forces at Emiru Island in Guam where he was wounded.
His total overseas service was from October 28, 1943 through December 23, 1944 where he served also at Noumes, New Caledonia, the Guadacanal, and on the British Samoan islands before being injured by battle shell fragments.
Mr. Green was a longtime employee of the former Carthage Shirt Corporation and in 1996 sold his farm in the Dean Hill and retired.
Surviving in addition to his wife of fifty nine years is their daughter, Marsha Green Huffines and husband Bill of Monoville; grandsons, Ryan and Spencer Huffines, both of Cookeville; sisters, Maizell Smith of Smith Bend, Ruth Dillehay and husband Leman of Gallatin; brother-in-law, Walter Key Jr. and wife Sara of Knoxville; sisters-in-law, Dartha Key of Carthage and Opal Green of Defeated Creek.
Sanderson of Carthage in charge of arrangements.