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Everett (Mel) Melvon Green, 85, of Richmond, died at 6:15 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at the Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.
Mel was born Sept. 19, 1922, in Bogard, the son of Everett Melvon, Sr. and Josie M. (Newport) Green. Mel was self-employed as an electrician and had also worked for Tabor Products, Inc., in Henrietta. He lived most of his life in the Millville area, as well as Wyoming, Washington and Ohio. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and in the Korean War. Mel was of the Christian faith. Mel believed he had a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of his spiritual condition.
Survivors include: one son, Steve Green of Kingston, Wash.; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Powers and her husband, Dick, of Angoon, Alaska.; one brother, Bill Green of Shepherd, Mont.; one sister, Jean Clariday of Independence; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, one sister, Frances Donovan, preceded Mel in death.
As were Mel’s wishes, his body has been donated to science, with his ashes to be scattered in his beloved Alaska at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.
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