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Phyllis Ann Wertz Green, 64, of Savannah, Georgia and widow of Marlon Scott Green, died Thursday morning, July 1, 2021, at Memorial University Medical Center.

Born in Clinton, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Reverend L. Allan Wertz, Jr. and the late Phyllis Lindamood Wertz. Ann was a former longtime member of Faith Lutheran Church. She was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church, where she served on the Church Council and was formerly Director of Christian Education. Ann graduated from Morristown Hamblen East High School in Morristown, Tennessee, and attended Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. She was a board-certified cosmetologist for 42 years. Ann formerly managed Glenby Hair Salon at Sears and then founded and operated Ann Green’s Styling Salon for over twenty years. She continued to work and serve her clients during her years-long health battle. Ann was a devoted daughter, wife, sister and aunt. She was passionate about her family and friends, and her clients, many of whom became lifetime friends.

In addition to her husband of thirty years and her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Robert William “Bob” Boyden; an aunt, Nancy C. Wertz, and an uncle, James B. Shealy.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Catherine Wertz Shearouse of Bluffton, South Carolina, and Sarah Elizabeth “Libby” Wertz Boyden-Price and her husband, Steven, of Savannah, Georgia; three nieces, Ansley Catherine Shearouse, Brittany Elizabeth Boyden and Megan Wertz Boyden; her uncle, the Reverend John E. Wertz and his wife, Cheryl; her aunt, Dr. Mary Ann Wertz Shealy; cousins, the Reverend John E. Wertz, Jr, and his wife, Kris, Robert A. Wertz and his wife, Liz, Mary Wertz West and her husband, Jeremy, James B. Shealy, Jr. and his wife, Amy, and Benjamin L. Shealy and his wife, Danielle; and her extended family, Bill and Peggy Boyden, and Janet L. Boyden.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Tuesday evening, July 6, 2021, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, July 7, 2021, at Messiah Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances: The Reverend L. Allan Wertz, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary – 4201 North Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

Online Condolences

  1. CHERYL Weber says:

    Dear Ann, you were not only a special hairdresser but a dear person and friend. You will truly be missed. CHERYL Weber

  2. Carrie Henderson says:

    We go a long way back to Sears days! You were my friend as well as hairdresser. I will miss you. Prayers for your family and friends.

  3. Clark & Anne Sinclair says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  4. Rosalind Hollis says:

    My sincerest condolences to the family. I will keep you in my daily prayers.

  5. Carol Barnard says:

    I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Ann was a very caring person. I have been one of her clients for 20 years and always looked forward to my appointments. I will keep the family in my prayers.

  6. Lou Quirk says:

    Ann was a special lady! Always caring and making schedules work. I was a client for about 20 years and she will be greatly missed. My sympathy and prayers to the family.

  7. Anita Morgan says:

    Ann was one of a kind! The love she had for her sisters and nieces was unconditional. Always there should the need be and a wonderful coworker. She was determined to be the best even though her illness tried to get the best of her. I will always remember birthday celebrations with the ladies. I am truly sorry for the loss of your sister/ aunt. She will always be with us in spirit but resting in the arms of Jesus ♥️

  8. sarahschenkman says:

    So sorry to hear about Ann. She cut my hair for about 15 years and I really liked her. I’ll miss her sitting me down in her chair and saying “now tell me about this hair”.
    Best wishes to her family.

  9. Julie and Steve Arthur says:

    Saddened to hear of your loss. We have known Ann for 10 years and admired her love of family and how she was always caring.
    She will be missed.
    We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Ellen Thomas says:

    Ann cut my hair for a number of years and we always had lively conversations, especially about real estate. I was so sorry to see in the paper this morning that she had passed.
    My deepest sympathy to her family.

  11. Janet Boyden says:

    We will all miss Ann so much. She was the best Aunt and sister….

  12. George Lawrence says:

    Ann will be missed. Whether at church or in the salon where i saw Ann there was always a smile and never a complaint even though for some time she was in pain. Ann was resilient, a beautiful woman. My deepest sympathy to her immediate and extended family.

  13. Sharry Gerosa says:

    Ann, a determined lady, soft hearted friend, greeted us all with a big smile when we walked in the door. With the three musketeers, Ann, Lisa, Maria, you felt when you opened the door to the best salon in the world, that you were entering a time out sanctuary from the cares of your world. Ann took the time to really care about people even though she didn’t always feel well, you wouldn’t know it because “you” were her priority. She will indeed be missed. My sympathies to her family and extended family.

  14. Verona Kendal says:

    I was sorry to learn of Ann’s passing. I’ve been a client for at least ten years, and thought of Ann as a caring and compassionate friend. I will miss the way I could talk and share confidences with her and be certain that she would never repeat them to anyone. She really was one of a kind. I will miss her. My condolences to her family.

  15. Susan Elkins says:

    Ann was a very special person. I will miss visiting with her while she was cutting my hair. She was a kind, loving lady who will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and other friends. See you in Heaven one day, Ann.

  16. Gloria Macdonald says:

    I was a client of Ann’s for over 20 years and always enjoyed our visits and chats. She was such a good listener, as well as being very professional, talented and kind. I will deeply miss her.

  17. Keith and Tiwana Bacon says:

    Please accept our humblest condolences in the passing of Mrs Ann, words can not express the deep sorrow we feel for you and your family. May God bless you is our prayer.

  18. Pam Ryals says:

    I was so shocked when I saw it in the paper. I worked with Ann in the shop at Sears. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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