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Acy Green, 85, dies July 28th

Acy Jackson Green died peacefully at his home in Columbia County near Olustee on Thursday morning, July 28, 2011, at the age of 85 after an extended illness.

He was born in Baker County on February 8, 1926 to Harry Stanton Green and Effie Lavenia Coleman Green. His father was a town marshall and died after being involved in a vehicle pursuit of bootleggers while Acy was a small child. His mother died during his high school years, and his mother’s family, especially his maternal grandmother Id Coleman, attempted to fill the void.

Mr. Green shared a close relationship with his uncles Charlie Coleman, Walter Coleman, and Asa Coleman until their deaths. He grew up in Baker County and graduated high school in Baker County. He worked at the Jacksonville Shipyards during World War II, then at the Olustee Experimental Forest Service with the United States Department of Agriculture until the facility closed in the early 1970s.

Acy married Cassie Davis on September 14, 1945, sharing over 65 years together, and she was by his side when he left this earth. They had four children,   Harry Stanton Green, Kathy Ann Green Daugherty (James Larry), Connie Denise Green Moseley (Robert Lamar) and Judy Darlene Green Odom. His three daughters survive him

Mr. Green lived most of his adult life in Lake City, but later built a home on property in the Osceola Forest, where he enjoyed catching and cooking catfish out of his pond.

Acy was preceded in death by siblings Annie Mae Green Clark, Hilda Green Rawls Carroll, twin brother Lacy Joseph Greene; son Harry Stanton Green; granddaughter Jamie Larraine Daugherty Shaw.

A celebration of his life was held at Guerry Funeral Home in Lake City on July 31 at 2:00 pm. Internment followed at the Memorial Cemetery.

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