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Originally published: 2013-04-04 12:53:50
Last modified: 2013-04-08 10:33:18

Bernie Lentz Greene

Bernie Lentz Greene, 85, of 150 Three Way Drive, Blowing Rock, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 3, 2013, at Blowing Rock Hospital.

Mrs. Greene was born May 4, 1927, in Watauga County. She was a lifetime member of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she was a volunteer Secretary for 15 years. She was awarded an honorary lifetime membership in Presbyterian Women, and was a faithful member of Circle 1 of Presbyterian Women. Mrs. Greene was retired from Tweetsie Railroad, where she served as manager for over 30 years.

She is survived by one sister, Dorothy Lentz, of Blowing Rock; one niece, Gail Lentz Ford and husband, Mark, of Boone; one nephew, Terry Lentz and wife, Teresa, of Blowing Rock; three great-nieces, Erin Ford Patterson and husband, John, of Boone, Tara Lentz, of Nashville, Tenn., and Tracy Lentz, of Blowing Rock, and one great-great niece, Lauren Patterson, of Boone. She is also survived by numerous friends and family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Greene; her father and mother, Thomas and Alice Frye Lentz; and one brother, Perry Lentz and a sister-in-law Shirley Watson Lentz.

Funeral services for Bernie Lentz Greene will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church and will be officiated by the Rev. Dr. Lynn Stall and the Rev. Charles Carter.

Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 393, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.

The family respectfully requests no food.

Online condolences may be sent to the Greene family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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