Dezma Jewell Martin
Mar 24, 2013
Dezma Jewell Martin
March 24, 2013
Dezma Jewell Martin, 84, of Englewood, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
She was of the Baptist faith and was a daughter of the late Joshua Conway and Georgia Morton-Gibson. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Martin, in 1980; two daughters, Kathy Jane Crabtree and Glenna Faye Martin; one son, Steven Jerome Martin; one granddaughter, Tosha Jan Martin; one great-grandson, James Conner Lane; three sisters, Ada Mae Bryson, Alma Rhea Slack and Cora Belle Carver; five brothers, Fred, Carl, Charlie, Troy and Paul Gibson; and a special sister-in-law, Anne Estelle Lipps.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Carlean Martin of Riceville; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Debbie Mullinax and Dana and Ronnie Lane, all of Englewood, Sandra Martin of Athens, and Vickie and Jim Crofts of Smyrna; one stepdaughter and her husband, Jimmie Sue and Sherman Williams of Etowah; one stepson and his wife, James Buster and Charlene Martin of Etowah; one daughter-in-law, Patricia Martin of Englewood; one son-in-law, Tim Crabtree of Riceville; 13 grandchildren, Brandy and Jared Martin, Amber Mullinax Allen, Dustin Martin, Jason Lane, Jamie Woodeson, Tiffany and Brittany Crabtree, Teresa Robinson, Stephanie Coleman, Sean Williams and Chris and Nicky Martin; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were 8 p.m. Tuesday in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Lane and the Rev. Doug Coleman officiating. Family and friends assembled at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and proceeded to Mars Hill Cemetery for the 2 p.m. burial.
Pallbearers were Jason Lane, Dustin Martin, Jared Martin, Lynn Robinson, E.J. Coleman and Danny Martin.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah was in charge of arrangements. If you were unable to attend, sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com