2010-11-25 / Front Page


Willie Lee "Bill" Martin, 71, of Grove Hill died Nov. 27, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital.
He was a member of the Living Church of God Pentecostal until his health failed. He was a member of the Wilson Hall High School graduating Class of 1959.
Survivors include one devoted daughter (Clara Williams (Kolandwaski) Ward, Grove Hill; four brothers, George Martin, Mt. Vernon, Charles Joe Presnall, Mobile, Gross Foreman, Grove Hill, Ken Foreman, Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Alice (Robert) Bell, Mt. Vernon, Bobby Ann Martin, Montgomery; one brother-in-law, Odell Pugh, Grove Hill; four aunts, Clara Bell Pugh, Mary Alice Pugh, both of Grove Hill, Irma Martin, Gautier, Miss.; one granddaughter, Shermeka D. Williams, Hoover; six nephews, one devoted, Oscar (Avis) Martin, Citronelle; three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bettie and Gross Martin and a sister, Clara Mae Pugh.
Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. A second viewing will be one hour prior to the 3 p.m. funeral hour Saturday, Dec. 4 at Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church in Grove Hill with Rev. Cory Pruitt, pastor and Overseer Johnny Dennis officiating. Burial will follow in the Living Church of God Cemetery in Zimco. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.

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