Bo Pete Martin
The Messenger. 05.27.08 Completed arrangements are being announced for Robert J. “Bo Pete” Martin, 79, of Tiptonville. He died May 22, 2008, at Reelfoot Manor Nursing Home. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Rawls Funeral Home in Union City. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Thursday until the hour of services. Cremation will follow. Graham McGill will officiate. He was born Aug. 12, 1928, in Trenton, son of the late Robert Martin and the late Jessie Mae Carethers. He was a farm worker. Survivors include four daughters and his son-in-law, Ruth McElrath of Union City, Annie and Walter Bledsoe and Sara Bledsoe, all of Paducah, Ky., and Priscilla Martin of Tiptonville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert Charles and Roschelle Martin of Lancaster, Calif., Michael and Sheila Martin of Bossier City, La., and Robert Huggins of Ridgely; and 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his son, Tramphis Martin; and his brother, Walter McCray. Family and friends may leave condolences at www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com.