M.L. (Mar’L) Green
Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 3, 2009
Rev. M.L. (Mar’L) Green of Hartford passed away Friday, November 27, 2009 at Signature HealthCare Nursing Home in Graceville Fla. He was 81.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at the Sorrels Funeral Home Chapel in Slocomb, with Revs. Kenneth Martin, Tommy Moore, Robert Thompson, Glen Tate and Jimmy Eddins officiating. Rev. Green was laid to rest at the Hartford City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb directing.
Rev. Green was born May 29, 1928, in Pike County, AL. Together with Louise, his wife of 52 years, and their daughters, they launched a close family ministry of singing and preaching the Gospel. They helped establish four churches including Full Gospel Assembly of God in Banks, Al which they built in 1960.
During their ministry they pastored the following churches: Pentecostal Church of God, Newnan, GA; Full Gospel Assembly of God, Banks, AL; First Assembly of God, Troy, AL; Megargel Assembly of God, Megargel, AL; First Assembly of God, Bonifay, FL; First Assembly of God, E. Brewton, AL; Elamville First Assembly of God, Clio, AL; Chancellor Assembly of God, Chancellor, AL; Mt. Zion Assembly of God, Grimes, AL; Wicksburg Assembly of God, Wicksburg, AL; Live Oak Assembly of God, Bonifay, FL; Little Rock Assembly of God, Bonifay, FL. He was Interim Pastor of various churches in AL, FL, and GA.
In 1962, they had their own radio broadcast entitled “The Full Gospel Broadcast”. For ten years “The Green Family”, traveled across the Southeastern United States as an evangelistic ministry family, participating in Gospel Concerts, crusades, camp meetings, as well as making television and radio appearances and recording five albums.
Other memorable accomplishments include an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary in Dothan, AL. He also was a published gospel songwriter.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Henry and Annie Green, a brother: Roulf Green; two sisters, Melver A. Green and Lavonia G. Wiggins.
He is survived by his wife, Louise; three daughters: Angelia Hagler (Rev. Kenneth R.), Sylvia Green, Linda Martin (Rev. Kenneth L.); three granddaughters: Kristi Hagler Sanders (Jeremy), Misti L. Hagler and Kaila N. Martin; and one neice: Charlotte A. Wiggins.
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