Mary Justice Fry Greer
Mary Justice Fry Greer, a resident of Paris since
1945, died on October 7, 2011. She was 91.
Mrs. Greer was born on September 3, 1920, in Camden, Tennessee. After graduating from Camden High School, she attended college at Wesleyan in Macon, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Tennessee, majoring in home economics. She then became an Extension agent in Lauderdale County, and later taught home economics at E.W. Grove High School in Paris.
On September 21, 1945, she married Ernest Parker Greer in Camden, following his service as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. They moved to Paris, where Mr. Greer was the first 4-H agent for Henry County and later owner of Greer and Hamilton Oil Company. Mr. Greer died in 1984. They had two children, Ann Lee Greer of Alexandria, Virginia, and Ernest Parker Greer Jr. of Hong Kong, China, and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mrs. Greer was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Paris, where she was on the administrative board and helped found the youth choir. She served as a volunteer for the Girl Scouts, the Henry County Medical Center Auxiliary and its medical records department, and the West Tennessee Regional Blood Center. Mrs. Greer was known for expert needlework. She was chosen to stitch the design for Henry County in a needlepoint map of the state by the Tennessee Extension Homemakers Council for Homecoming ’86.
In addition to her children, Mrs. Greer leaves daughter-in-law Monica B. Greer, and five nephews, Harold, Bill, and George Fry, and Phil and David McDonald. A brother, Harold Hendrix Fry of Paris, died in 2004.
The family asks that contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church music program, PO Box 25, Paris, TN 38242. Visitation at McEvoy Funeral Home will be held on Friday, October 21 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A graveside service at Memorial Cemetery will be conducted by Dr. Rob Martin on Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m.
From the PARIS
Published: Thursday, October 20, 2011
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