Clarence Edward Greenway, 78, of Grace Ridge in Morganton died Monday, May 24, 2010 at the Grace Ridge Health Care Center following a period of declining health. He was born September 6, 1931 in Guilford County, and was a son of the late John Wanamaker Greenway, Sr. and Mattie Lee Delk Greenway. Clarence grew up in High Point, NC, graduated from Allen Jay High School, and went on to serve with the US Army in Germany. Clarence was a graduate of U.N.C. Chapel Hill. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, his M.B.A, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. For the rest of his life, he remained a devoted and avid Tar Heel fan. He started his professional career with Westinghouse in Pennsylvania, and then moved back to High Point where he worked for Drexel-Heritage Furnishings. He and his family moved to Morganton in 1970 where Clarence continued his employment with Drexel-Heritage. Clarence was Vice President of Graphic Design, producing the catalogues and other printed materials for the company. He received numerous industry and Pica Awards for his work.Clarence was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church where he loved singing with the church choir. He also performed with the Morganton Combined Choir at Christmas. He was a member and past President of Morganton Kiwanis Club, and was presented with many awards from Kiwanis International. Clarence enjoyed playing tennis and golf, and he played for several years in the Heritage Classic Pro-Am at Hilton Head, SC. He enjoyed attending events at COMMA, and was an accomplished artist and craftsman including handcrafted musical instruments.Clarence is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Morrison Greenway of Ambler, PA; children, David Alan Greenway and wife, Sarah McCarthy of Salem, MA, Jill Greenway Whitesell and husband, David of Watkinsville, GA and Daniel Edward Greenway of Charlotte, NC; granddaughters, Mattie Jean Whitesell, Callie Ann Whitesell, Emma Beatrice Whitesell, and Julia Charlotte Candee Greenway; a brother, John W. Greenway, Jr. of Ocracoke, NC; a sister, Olivia Greenway Young and husband, Kenneth of Greensboro, NC; and sister-in-law, Mary H. Greenway of Virginia.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Sydnor Thompson officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday at Floral Garden Memorial Park in High Point. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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