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Martha Lynn Kendall

Mrs. Martha Lynn Kendall, 100, of Union City went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Douglas Norfleet officiating assisted by the Rev. Jim Calhoun.
Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Barker, Butch Dellinger, Mark Fowler, Steve Russell, Terry Taylor and Mark Ward.
Honorary pallbearers will be Barry and Norma Adams, Billy Autry, Sandra and Jenny Lou Bagwell, Ron and Carolyn Bloebaum, Larry and Brenda Gray, Lenora and Pat Stephenson, Bobby and Evonne Stewart, Clay Woods, Katherine Wright and the Margaret Carter Sunday School class.
The family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
White-Ranson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Martha Lynn was born on Jan. 20, 1919, at the home of her parents, the late Robert David and Dessie May (Bloodworth) McGaugh on Armstrong Road in Obion County. The family moved to Union City before Martha Lynn started to school.
She graduated from Union City High School in 1937 and was the oldest living graduate. After graduation, she was employed at the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service in the Obion County Court-house and later at Overall’s Jewelers.
She married James Theron “Bubba” Kendall on June 3, 1950. Bubba served as Obion County Court Clerk from 1950 until he retired in 1974.
After marriage, Martha Lynn was a housewife and later a Deputy Obion County Court Clerk until she retired in 1974. They enjoyed camping during their marriage. Bubba went to be with his Lord on July 18, 1992.
Martha Lynn was baptized at Mt. Zion Methodist Church and joined First Methodist Church when the family moved to Union City. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Margaret Carter Sunday School class and United Methodist Women.
She served for many years as a Pink Lady at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Health Quest, Obion County Senior Citizens Center and Hardee’s Coffee Club. She enjoyed many ocean cruises with the Senior Citizens Center.
The family requests memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church, 420 East Main St., Union City, TN 38261.
She is survived by two sons, James David Kendall and Robert George Kendall; two grandchildren and the spouse of one, James Matthew (Kathyrn Renea) Kendall and Amy Nicole Kendall; four great-grandchildren, Peyton Marie Kendall, Parker Kate Kendall, Gavin Matthew Arnold and Austin Michael Powell; and a sister, Manye Bess Speed, all of Union City.
She was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, David Speed.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website:

Published 6.7.19

1 Comment

  1. Deb Faith on June 9, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Thanks for sharing, JD.

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