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 Creola Greene

Creola Greene

Birth
North Carolina, USA
Death 13 Aug 1940 (aged 16)
Stony Fork, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Deep Gap, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 55042439 · View Source
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Creola, Velma Lea and Vernita, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Greene, were swept away in the disastrous flood of August 13, 1940. They were in the living room crying and praying when the house was overborne by the uncheckable torrent. Their brother Hooper, followed by his father, had just come in from the front porch and were standing near them when the first great crash hit the house. They were all standing side by side when the crash came and the house began to move rapidly away. Creola, 16, was born January 10, 1924. She lived a beautiful life and had many friends who loved her dearly. She had a very good, sweet nature and never failed to wear a smile. She smiled in every task she undertook, she smiled at her friends and was always scattering cheer in everyone's pathway of life because of the jolly way she had with her at work or at play. She became a Christian and church member on August 17, 1937 and was baptized two days later. She became a faithful and loyal member and did not miss a service unless held away by sickness in the family. She was obedient to her parents and was considered very bright. She kept the home going just the same whenever her mother was absent or ill. Creola was a beautiful girl, with brown hair and lovely blue eyes and the sparkling smile that gave cheer and sunny gladness to everyone. She was always ready to help those in need. All during the day of the tregedy, which happened at 9 o'clock at night, Creola seemed to be happy as could be. She went about her work as usual. singing cheerfully the while. During the day she often went to the door or to one of the windows and looked out, singing as she watched the rain pour down harder with every succeeded minute. There was no diminution the the downpour until after the cloudburst that night, but the rain did not put a stop to Creola's singing. On she sang as merely as ever, although in her heat there was a feeling of uneasiness amd sadness that she did not reveal to any of the family until day had ended. When darkness covered the earth, amid the terrible downpour of rain and noise, she too began to give away to expressions of excitment. Her mother, hoping to bring consolation to the children as well as to herself, asked Creola to her an almanac. Creola said, "Mama, tha almanac doesn't have anything to do with the rain, this is the good Lor's work." Creola had always enjoyed singing her favorite songs, such as "I Feel Like Travelling On," "When The Saints Go Marching In," "Farther Along," "Jesus Loves Me," and "It Won't Be Long." Creola is greatly missed by everyone who knew her. We miss her in our community; we miss her singing and her presence in the church. She will sing God's praises in that heavenly city with loved ones forever and ever. The three sisters were buried in one large grave with their father. Many beautiful flowers covered their resting place.

The body of her daughter Creola was found in a drift near the Cook home where the flood had carried her

- Clemmie C. Cook Greene
"The Most Disastrous Flood"


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  • Created by: Brian Benjamin
  • Added: 16 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55042439
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Creola Greene (10 Jan 1924–13 Aug 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55042439, citing Stony Fork Baptist Church Cemetery (Deep Gap), Deep Gap, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Brian Benjamin (contributor 47173174) .