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Charles Green

July 26, 1933 — October 19, 2021


Mr. Charles "Monk" Green age 88, Pineville, KY, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Middlesboro ARH.  Born on a Wednesday, July 26, 1933, to the Late George & Myrtle Wilder Green, the youngest of nine (9) children at the old Hances Creek homeplace, Calvin, KY.  Monk's grandfather D. Columbus "Lum" Green, moved to Bell County, KY, when the county still had its original name, "Josh Bell" County, circa 1868.

Monk married Faye Helton on November 8, 1954. They shared nearly 67 years of marriage before her death in September 2021.

He was preceded in death by:

Wife Faye just 31 days earlier

Parents: George and Myrtle (Wilder) Green

Brothers: Theopholus, Jack, Ulam, Elam, Joe

Sisters: Della Green Jackson, Lois Green Thompson

Monk is survived by:

Sister Georgia Green Robbins

Children, Frankie (JoAnn) Green, John (Charlotte) Green, Jody (Junith) Greene, and Suzy (Dallas) Baker; Grandchildren, Hope (Dennis) Carroll, Brandy (Ray Jr.) Harm, Hannah (Brian) Sizemore, Joshua Greene, Jessica (Alan) Gilbert, and Kayla (Eric) Emery

Great-Grandchildren, Marli and Cash Hacker, Eli Canterbury, Ali Emery, Liam and Willow Greene, and Wesley Gilbert.

Monk was a public servant for over 32 years. Starting as Sheriff of Bell County in 1969 & later elected Circuit Court Clerk in 1982 until his retirement in 2006. Thousands and Thousands of cups of coffee were poured over the years in his office as people "went to see Monk." He built unique lifelong relationships with other community leaders, colleagues, governors, representatives, and senators.

Monk's sense of humor will never be forgotten. He claimed his "autograph" was "valuable," but only because it was affixed to every driver's license issued while he was Circuit Clerk. An inside joke between Monk & Mike Bowling was they were so popular KY actually named a city after them, Bowling Green. Satire, of course, but a great conversation starter nonetheless. When Monk's grandchildren were younger, he frequently handed them candy, coins, or a dollar. However, his favorite was telling them, "hold out your hand; Papaw has something for you," this is when they were surprised with some of his used chewing tobacco, he found it hilarious.

There is no doubt of the many accomplishments he was the proudest of his family.

Monk’s family would like to extend a very sincere THANK YOU to Dr. Kaw and the staff of the 1st floor at Middlesboro ARH.  Their love and understanding of  his broken heart over their mother was overwhelming!

The family will receive friends Monday, October 25, 2021 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the Cawood Funeral Home.  Masonic Rites will follow at 8:00pm in the Cawood Funeral Home Chapel.  Graveside services will be held Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 11:00am in the Pineville Cemetery, Pineville, KY.  Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10:30am to leave for procession to the cemetery.

Monk's nephews will serve as Pallbearers:  Wayne Green, Dana Green, Jackie Green, Bo Robbins, George Thompson and David Thompson.

Register Book and online condolences are available at

Cawood Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.  For the health and well-being of our staff and the families we serve, we request that social distancing be observed and everyone in attendance wear a mask.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charles Green, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, October 25, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Pineville Cemetery, KY, Pineville

, Pineville, KY 40977

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