Julianne "Judy" Green, formerly of the South Fulton area,
died on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the Obion
County Nursing Home in Union City, TN. She was 79.
Judy was born on July 15, 1943, at the Jones Hospital
in Fulton, KY. She was the daughter of the late Billy S.
Green and Mary E. Green of the McConnell community,
and was the second of five siblings.
Judy was a graduate of South Fulton High School where she
lettered in women's basketball in spite of her small frame.
She excelled in Gregg Shorthand and built a solid foundation
for various clerical positions later in life. Judy's shorthand
skill also contributed to her beautiful, fluid penmanship
which stayed with her into the years.
One of Judy's first jobs out of high school was a clerical position
at Fall & Fall Insurance on Main Street in Fulton. She impressed
Mr. Fall with her shorthand skill, and began to build on her knowledge
of the insurance world which would be most beneficial in the years to
After vacationing in Hawaii, Judy decided to join her two sisters and younger
brother for several years of work in Hawaii. One of her most
memorable and enjoyable events was a rousing evening at the officers
club, and then out on the town of Honolulu with her sisters and brother,
all as guests of the late Colonel Paul Durbin, an evening that was just short
of making the local news.
Judy later moved from Hawaii back to Memphis where she was employed
at E.H. Crump Insurance Company, Crump London Underwriters, and Memphis
Memorial Park. After moving back to South Fulton, Judy held various office positions in the Martin area.
Judy was a fun-loving, free spirit known for her good laughter, and could deliver joke punchlines with the skill of a stand-up comedian. She was an excellent cook and was the family grill master. Her homemade ice cream creations were beyond spectacular. She enjoyed working in the yard and was excited to search garden centers for new plant varieties. Judy always felt that her love for animals was a missed opportunity to become a veterinarian.
In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her sisters, Alma Jean Green and Elizabeth "Libby" Stroud, and her youngest brother, Glynn Walker Green. She is survived by a brother, Billy M. Green of Charlotte, NC, a niece Savannah Elizabeth Stroud of Madison, TN, an aunt Mrs. Margaret Green of Swansea, IL and numerous cousins.
The family offers special thanks to the entire staff and residents at the Obion County Nursing Home for providing Judy a safe, comfortable, and loving home for the final years of her life.
A joint memorial service to remember the lives of Judy Green and her late sisters Alma Jean Green and Libby Stroud will be held at the Hornbeak Funeral Chapel, Inc., 302 Carr Street, Fulton, KY on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 1PM. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12Noon Saturday until the hour of service.