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2010-04-22 / Obituaries


John Henry “Dick” Martin, 94, of Sweet Water, died Thursday, April 8 at his home.

He was born March 17, 1916 in Dixons Mills. He was a retired cattle farmer and a member of Central Baptist Church in Dixons Mills.

The funeral services were held at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, April 13, at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Blanton officiating. Interment was at Dunning Cemetery in Dixons Mills.

Mr. Martin is survived by his son, Jimmy Martin of Sweet Water; grandson, Cpl. Johnson (Amanda) Martin of Jacksonville, NC; three great grandchildren, Jordan, Aubrey and Losa Leigh; niece, Barbra Thorpe; two nephews, William Lee Martin and Roy Ezell; caregiver, Aritha (Jean) Cowan-Johnson and several cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hunter Lewis, Eddie Ray Dixon, Jason Larrimore, Brandon Tylor Henderson, Christopher Koening.

Honorary pallbearers were Esau Quinney and Roosevelt Dunning.

Memorials may be made to the Dunning Cemetery in Dixons Mills.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directed.

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