Virgie Carver Green, 95, passed from this earthly home to her eternal home in heaven, on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Maggie Valley Nursing Home, following a period of declining health.

Mrs. Green was the widow of William A. Green, who passed away in 2005. She was predeceased by her parents, Otis and Neppie Vance Carver, and a sister, Janice O’Neal Mooney.

She is survived by one daughter, Gail Swanger Lovingood and husband, Troy, of Landrum, South Carolina, and two sons, Ron M. Green and wife, Carolyn, and Larry Keith Swanger and wife, Barbara, both of Greeneville, Tennessee. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Green was a native of Swain County but lived most of her life in Haywood County. She was born in Smokemont, which was a small settlement in the Great Smoky Mountains which later became part of the National Park Service.

Her family was among the first settlers in that mountain community and they were instrumental in the growth of that thriving community until the National Park Service took over at which time her family relocated to Canton.

Mrs. Green was a Christian lady who lived her Christian witness through singing, directing choir and teaching Sunday School. She was a member of Sunny Point Baptist Church. She was well known for her hospitality and no one left her house without being treated to a dessert of one of her delicious homemade cakes or pies.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the chapel of Crawford/Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. A private interment service will be held at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Green’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

Crawford/Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Green family, and words of comfort may be shared at

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