Marion Katharyn Cantrell Green, 86, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015, of natural causes. She was a long-term survivor of a stroke suffered 17 years earlier.
She was born April 21, 1928, to the late Dewey Lee and Hazel Parsley Cantrell. She married Joe Houston Green on May 21, 1947, and they lived a long life together in the Green Hill community.
Marion was preceded in death by her husband Joe, son Joe Allan, sister Dorothy (Paul) Bratcher, and great-grandsons Hunter and Harrison Bryan.
She was an incredibly devoted, hardworking woman throughout her life, both as a seamstress and homemaker. But her life’s work and proudest accomplishments were caring for and loving those who knew her as Ma, Mother and Granny.
Marion was a quintessential wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother—exceedingly kind, gentle and always forgiving. Her family will forever remember her as a living embodiment of unconditional love.
Her memory and best attributes live on through her son Larry (Amy) Green, daughter Barbara (Darrell) Russell, and daughter-in-law Teresa Green of McMinnville, Tenn.; brothers Dewey Lee (JoAnn) Cantrell and Landon (Sylvia) Cantrell of McMinnville, Tenn.; grandchildren Kelly (Mike) Hicks of Chattanooga, Tenn., George (Tara) Green of McMinnville, Tenn., Anissa (Tim) Russell Webster of McMinnville, Tenn., Staci Green of Chattanooga, Tenn., Laura (Rob) Sparkman of Tullahoma, Tenn., Julie (Rex) Rutledge of Chattanooga, Tenn., Carrie Green of McMinnville, Tenn., Adam Green of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Katherine (Brian) Reed of McMinnville, Tenn; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Marion’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to her caregivers and friends the past several years, both at her home and NHC HealthCare in Smithville, Tenn.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Voluntary Service, Alvin C. York Campus or the American Stroke Association.
The funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday at McMinnville Funeral Home, with Teddy Jones officiating. The burial will follow at Webb Cemetery at Bluff Springs. Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., also at McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at mcminnvillefuneralhome.com. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.