The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


July 7, 2014

Royce Green Sr., 78, of Albemarle, passed away July 4, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014 — Royce Lee Green Sr., 78 years of age, of Albemarle, N.C., passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at Stanly Regional Medical Center in Albemarle.

Royce was born September 24, 1935, in Stanly County, to the late Titus William Green and the late Elma Elizabeth Lee Green. He was also preceded in death by son, Darryl Green; daughter, Cathy Cratty; brothers, Larry and Robert Green; and sisters, Louise Poplin and Margaret Coble.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. The funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Buster Green, was at 3 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel in Albemarle. Burial followed in the Green Cemetery, Big Lick Stanfield Road, Oakboro, N.C.

He is survived by sons, Royce Lee “Buster” Green Jr. and wife Crystal of Mount Pleasant and Garry Greene and wife Cynthia of Norwood; daughter, Shirley Mason and husband Robert Mason of Oakboro; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, 7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 460, Minneapolis, MN 55439.                                                        

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Green family.

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