2008-07-31 / Obituaries


Leroy Martin, 81, of Putnam died July 25, 2008 at his residence.

He was born April 22, 1927 in Nicholsville. He was a member of Putnam Baptist Church. He was a retired paper mill worker from James River Corporation.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie C. Martin, Sweet Water; one son, Eddie L. Martin, Marion, Miss.; two daughters, Phala M. Nelson, Butler, Teresa A. Mason, Gilbertown; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

The service was July 27 at 3 p.m. at Putnam Baptist Church with Rev. Brooks Etheridge officiating. Burial was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Nanafalia. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were C.J. Nelson, Jonathan Parten, Curtis Luker, Randall Tyson, Earl Ray Mason and Bill Downey.

Honorary pallbearers were Leighann Jenkins, Ainsley McIlwain, Kassie Bradford, Jesse Johnson, Grady Bates, Evelyn Webb, Jackie Magrew, Gloria Westbrook, Grady Martin and Jackie Harris.

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