Funeral services for Mr. Alvin Y. Green, Sr age 89, of Bernice, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Bernice United Methodist Church in Bernice. Officiating the service will be Rev. Johnie Adkins. Interment followed at Bernice City Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Mr. Green was born December 15, 1924, and passed away July 11, 2014.
Mr. Green was a WWII Veteran of the United States Navy where he served on the USS Monterey. In 1956, Mr. Green started working at Green Chevrolet with his mother, Lottie Pepper and father, J.Y. Green. In 1965, Mr. Green took over the operation of the dealership and in 1966 moved from Farmerville to Bernice. In 1957, he was appointed to the founding board of the D’Arbonne Bayou Watershed Commission. He was the last surviving founding board member. He also served as the President of D’Arbonne Water System. Mr. Green served his community in many ways including the Board of Directors of Union State Bank, councilman for the Town of Bernice, Bernice Industrial Development Corp., the Bernice Business Club and is a member of the Corney Creek Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Bernice United Methodist Church and served on the Board of Directors for many years.
He is survived by: His wife of 68 years Sibyl H. Green of Bernice; sons – Preston Pepper Green of Bernice, and Silas Rockford “Rocky” Green and wife Mary Kathryn; grandchildren – Dustin Green, Will Green, Adam Green, Austin Green, Connor Green, Annie Green Wise and Chance Green; and great grandchildren Sophie Wise, Wesley Wise, Olivia Wise and Tatum May Green.
Visitation was 5-7 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Bernice United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers were Dustin Green, Will Green, Adam Green, Danny Tettleton, Don Williams, Paul Hayes, Rick Todd and Eddie Lee.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Bernice United Methodist Church.