Cecil and Bernice were well know and loved - legends in their own right in the Thornhill community of McComas.
Bluefield Daily Telegraph Tuesday Oct 23, 2001
PRINCETON – Cecil Martin, 85, of 300 Timber Hill Drive, Princeton, died on Sunday, Oct 21, 2001 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.
Born May 9, 1916, in McComas, he was a son of the late Charles Moyer Martin Sr. and Nina Landreth Martin.
Mr. Martin had been a resident of Princeton for 16 years and had formerly made his home in McComas. He was a retired coal miner and was the owner and operator of Martin’s General Store in McComas for 35 years. He was a member of the U.M.W.A., member of the Bluefield Moose Lodge, veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Montcalm United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, SP4 Darrell Gene Martin; and a brother, Henley Martin.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Shutt Martin of Princeton; sons James Edward Martin and wife, Judy of Hartsville, S.C. and William C. Martin and wife, Judy Judy of Caren, N.C.; sisters Virginia Kay Hunt of Abingdon, VA and Freda J. Aliff and husband William of Meadowview, VA; brothers Charles M. Martin, Jr of Bluefield, Alvah Martin and wife, Geneva of Wilmington, NC, and James Martin Sr. and wife Glenna of Bluefield; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Craven-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Revs. David Ratcliff and Paul Hall officiating.
Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bluewell.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.
Michael Martin, Scott Martin, Travis Martin, and Gino Giovati will serve as pallbearers.
|Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Monday, Mar 12, 2007
BERNICE SHUTT MARTIN