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Obituary for Thaddass Brownlow Greene

Thaddass Brownlow Greene, 78, of Franklin, NC, went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2023 at Vero Nursing Home and Rehab, Sylva, NC. He was born in Franklin on December 30, 1944 and was the son of the late Jasper Wanlow Green and Edith McNeil Green of Franklin and Trenton, NJ. He was preceded in death to his stepmother, Kate Elizabeth Curtis Green of Franklin.

Brownlow, as he was known to his family and friends, was a 1963 graduate of Franklin High School and held an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Southwestern Community College.

Brownlow was a well-known personality around Franklin. In his early career, he worked as a funeral home apprentice and funeral director working alongside Harry Neal at the Bryant Funeral Home. His most storied career was working for Bruce Bryant and Macon County Supply and later the Colonial Inn. He worked for a number of years for Macon Valley Nursing Home.

His later career was marked with service to God and others as he worked as the church sexton at All Saints Episcopal Church in Franklin for many years. He loved his work with All Saints and later made this his church home. He grew up,however, at Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church, and for a number of years, attended Cartoogechaye Baptist Church.

He is survived by his brother Rev. David Alton Green (Colleen) of Danville, KY; stepbrother Harold Stephen Keener (Mary) of Lakemont, GA; nieces Elizabeth Susan Green Brogli (Steven) of Harrodsburg, KY; Allison Faith Green of Danville, KY; nephew Austin Mark Green of Danville, KY; and great nephew Caden Douglas Brogli of Harrodsbury, KY. He is also survived by a host of cousins, relatives and friends, mostly of Macon County.

Visitation will be from noon until 2 pm, Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Macon Funeral Home followed by a funeral service. Pastor David A. Green and Father Jonathan Stepp will officiate. Interment will be at Louisa Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gary and Judi St Arnauld, Bill Crawford, Karen Welch and Laura Green.
The men of All Saints Episcopal Church will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank All Saints Episcopal Church, Franklin, NC, for all their love, support and prayers; Vero Health and Rehab; and Four Seasons Hospice.

Memorial donations may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church (84 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734); Four Seasons Hospice (571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731); or the charity of one's choice.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.