Joyce Martin

Joyce Martin

Posted: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:46 pm

The Messenger, October 5, 2010
Completed arrangements are being announced for Joyce Marie (Freemon) Martin, 87, of Union City, who died Oct. 3, 2010, at her home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Revs. Vincent Marrandino and John Paul Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery near Kenton.
Friends may call at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials be made to Union City First Baptist Church or the Obion County Public Library.
She was born Oct. 19, 1922, in Lawrenceburg, daughter of the late Noble and Bessie Mai (Johnson) Freemon.
She married Joseph McKnight Martin March 29, 1945. He died March 8, 2008.
She received her bachelor of science degree and her master of science degree in home economics from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
She had retired as a teacher in the Obion County School System after a career that included more than 30 years at schools at Kenton, Obion County Central High School, Brownsville and Selmer.
She was a member of Union City First Baptist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma teachers sorority and Pleasant Valley Family and Community Education Club.
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Susan Woods of Union City, Betty and the Rev. Vincent Marrandino of Dixon, Ill., and Janice and David Cooper of Strafford, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Nathan Woods of Knoxville, Ben Woods of Union City, Melonie Marrandino of Moline, Ill., Matthew Marrandino of Dixon, Martin Marrandino of Sterling, Ill., Sarah Beth Cooper of Detroit, Hannah Rodriguez of Mission, Texas, and Timothy Cooper of Strafford; two great-grandchildren, Bethany Rodriguez of Mission and Cyrus Marrandino of Sterling; and two brothers and four sisters-in-law, Robert and Teresa Freemon of Pittsburgh, James and Betty Freemon of Winder, Ga., Nell Freemon of Nashville and Ruth Martin Clark of Sweetwater.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary (Freemon) Duldt; and four brothers, Noble Freemon Jr., Joe Freemon, Julius Freemon and Howard Freemon.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.

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