By Mike Ruffin
Editor’s note: This is the eulogy the Rev. Michael Ruffin, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Fitzgerald, gave at Ken Green’s memorial service Sunday, July 13 at New Life Baptist Church, Barnesville.
I don’t remember exactly when I first got to know Kenny but I remember the circumstances.
It was during the great dispersion that took place in the 1960s when Carter’s shut down its mill village and half the town had to move.
Most of my family members who lived in the village took up residence on Greenwood Street, including my grandparents who moved into the house numbered 555, just two doors down from the house where Kenny’s family lived. Before too long Kenny and I and other neighborhood boys were playing baseball every chance we had in that big sloping yard between their house and the railroad track. We always hit downhill.
Rev. Mike Ruffin