James Garston "J.G." Green, 95, of Cumming, died Nov. 16, 2016.
Garston served on the Friendship Baptist Church Finance Committee for 34 years. He also served as president of the Seekers Sunday School class. He served on The Board of Directors for the Georgia Independent Auto Dealer Association. He was a director for Forsyth County Farm Bureau for 40 years. He was on the Hospital Authority for Forsyth County Hospital and Northside Hospital-Forsyth for nine years.
Walking in the legacy of his father and mother, Garston and his wife Evelyn were well known local business owners who were the owners of J.G. Green Grocery and J.G. Green Used Cars from 1961 until retirement. The property which housed the businesses, as well as the previous M.M. Green General Merchandise is now known as Green's Corner.
His father, Mark Green; mother, Estelle Rollins Green; sisters, Evelyn Pendley, Eleene Holbrook; and his wife of 62 years, Evelyn Stewart Green; preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Wayne Bennett of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Julie Watson of Woodstock, Kate Bennett of Wake Forest, N.C., Jason and Sandra Bennett of Cumming, Byron and Whitney Bennett of Dawsonville; great-grandsons, Brock Bennett and Bryce Bennett; sister-in-law, Lillian Mullinax of McDonough, Mary Martin of Cumming, Brenda and Tommy Estes of Ball Ground; brothers-in-law, Jerry and Geraldine Stewart of Ranger, Jackie and Arlene Stewart of Canton; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at Friendship Baptist Church with the Revs. Ricky Byrd, Bud Sutton and Randy Roper officiating. Interment followed in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens by way of Green's Corner.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.