James S. Green

Published 3:44 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2019

COURTLAND — James Stuart Green, 74, a longtime building contractor, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2019, in his home.

James S. Green

Born in Chase City, he was a son of the late Romie Edley and Lena Cash Green.

James was the owner of James S. Green Contractor Inc. and Southampton Self Storage.

He was a former Virginia National Guardsman (1965-1971), and was brought up in Hunterdale Christian Church.

He was made an honorary member of the Courtland Volunteer Fire Department on March 4, 1989, for his outstanding service.

In 2002, James was voted Business Person of the Year by the Franklin/Southampton Chamber of Commerce.

He was a member of the American Building Company for over 32 years, and was named 2007 Builder of the Year for the Atlantic Region, and was elected to the company’s Presidential Advisory Council. James was a very active member of the community and enjoyed quietly giving back to the community.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Faye Harrell Green; his devoted daughter, Shari G. Gray and his favorite, son-in-law, Carl Gray; his two grandsons who were the apple of their Papa’s eye, Storm Gray and Colby Gray; two sisters, Barbara G. Normyle (Patrick) and Melinda G. Harrison (Wallace); three brothers R.B. Green (Hazel), Hoyle B. Green (Jean) and Larry R. Green (Lori); many nieces and nephews; and a special employee Lewis Robertson.

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, in Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Hoyle Green officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home, and suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

The celebration of life farewell party will be at James’ and Faye’s residence in Courtland following the service.