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Print it! Greene wins award
G.B. Greene, left, accepts the Book of Golden Deeds from longtime friend and Exchange Club member Jack Puckett. The annual award honors a lifetime of accomplishment and service to the community.

Local businessman G.B. Greene has been awarded the coveted Book of Golden Deeds for a lifetime of achievement.
The well-known owner of Womack Printing Company was cited for his many works by the McMinnville Evening Exchange Club during its annual Book of Golden Deeds banquet held Tuesday night at McMinnville Country Club.
“He’s always been an industrious person, working at a very early age to help his father at his shop,” said presenter Jennifer Boyd. “From assembling toys and bicycles at age 9 at the local Western Auto store to selling ladies’ hats and baby diapers at McMinnville Clothing Store.”
Boyd said Greene became a businessman when he was just a teen.
“At age 15 he made the tough decision to give up high school football to work with a businessman who was looking for a young interested man who could someday become a partner with him in his business.”
George Boles Greene was that teen who accepted the call of Walter Womack. He worked every afternoon and on Saturdays while in high school at the printing company before joining the Army.
During his time in the service, once it was discovered he had a background in printing while at Fort Hood, he was transferred and would eventually become section chief for the reproduction center for the adjutant general. He was cited for service above and beyond at the time of his discharge.
When Greene returned, he was appointed as vice president for Womack Printing and was then elevated to full partner in 1966. He became sole owner in 1974 when Mr. Womack retired.
Along with print services, both Greene and Womack promoted the history of Warren County. They ended up publishing numerous books of local importance such as “McMinnville at a Milestone” and “Sedberry Hotel Recipes,” just to name a couple.
Besides being a printer and historian, Greene was also a loyal member of the Jaycees and his favorite project was helping underprivileged children at Christmas. He was also a member of the Rotary Club, Youth Football Commission, the National Youth Camps Association and the Chamber of Commerce. He was Warren County’s Young Man of the Year in 1975. He was one of the founders of F.C. Boyd Christian School and was elected to the board of First National Bank of Middle Tennessee in 1983.
Politically, he served as Warren County chairman for state Sen. Thomas Garland during his campaign for Public Service Commissioner and was Lamar Alexander’s local publicity chairman. He is a member of Westwood Church of Christ.
He is married to Suzi Boyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Boyd Jr., and they have two sons, George Boles “Chip” Greene Jr., and Fernando Boyd Greene and grandson, Ollie.
Along with honoring G.B. Greene, the club also cited the work of Gail Youngblood, conferring her with the Community Service Award.
“The award honors people who unselfishly work hard to help better their community,” said Exchange Club past president Mary Jane Bell in presenting the award, noting Youngblood has been consistent. “The day after graduation, she started working at First National Bank and is still there today.”
Bell said Youngblood devotes her time to the American Heart Association.
“She is a strong advocate for raising awareness of this disease,” Bell said, noting she helps with selling ice cream and cobbler and walking tacos at the Viola Valley Homecoming to raise money. She also helps with Relay for Life, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and helps foster children at Christmas.
“Gail is a true example of dedication and she inspires all of us to strive to work harder to help our community for the right reasons,” Bell said.