Francis Gray Martin, 87, of Mt. Vernon died Oct. 10, 2007 at Atmore Nursing Home.
He was born Sept. 15, 1920. He was a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon. He was a retiree of Barry Steam Plant of Bucks.
Survivors include one son, Bennie Martin, Pontiac, Mich.; seven daughters, Johnita (Leo) Cox, Jackson, Emelia (James) Kennedy, Detroit, Mich., Bettie (Frank) Bryant, Los Angeles, Calif., Lillie (Henry) Davis, Jessie Martin, both of Shreveport, La., Gloria (George) Gibbs, Frisco City; one sister, Margaret Martin, Birmingham; a host of grandchildren; many great-grandchildren.
The service was Oct. 16 at Williams Chapel Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon with Rev. Kelvin Maye officiating. Burial was in the Roper Cemetery of Mt. Vernon. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.