Elvis Green, 89, of Waltonville, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008,
at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
He was born on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1919, in Waltonville, son of Harry and
Lucy (Crawford) Green. He married Frances Marie George on June 25,1941, in
Perryville, Mo., and she preceded him in death on Feb. 15, 1992.
Mr. Green is survived by a son, Harry Green and special friend Debbie Rubenacker
of Waltonville; two daughters, Connie Sue Pritchard and husband Laurence of
DeMotte, Ind., and Harriet Rathe and husband Robert of Waltonville; 12 grandchildren;
23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two grandchildren and 12 siblings.
Elvis was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He started Traveling Tent Movies
until the outbreak of World War II, when he served valiantly in the Navy, the Air Force and
the Army during the war and was awarded a Bronze Star. He was a coal miner until retiring in
1970 and was a member of the coal miner's union. He enjoyed horticulture and pursued his many
passions and dreams.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with
the Rev. Ron Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Knob Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville.
Members of the Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 will conduct full military honors at the
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. today at the
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Knob Prairie Cemetery and will be
accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O.
Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Ill., 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may
call at 2423348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome.com for further information and to
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Aug. 30, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford