Helen Jewell Warburton Martin, age 81, of Pulaski, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Radford Health and Rehab Center.
Born Oct. 12, 1931, in Pocahontas, Va., she was the daughter of the late James Taylor Warburton and Donnie Irene Whitaker Warburton Sullivan. Her husband of 62 years; Berman Cecil Martin, preceded her in death, Sept. 9, 2012. She is also preceded in death by sisters, Nellie W. Akers and Nancy W. Jones, and brother, Lewis E. Warburton.
She was a retired legal secretary with 40-plus years of service with Crowell, Nuckols, Layman and Aust, Attorneys af Law, Pulaski.
She is survived by her children, Kathy M. Murphy and husband, Donald, of Pulaski, and Gary M. Martin and wife, Karen, of Pulaski; grandchildren, Jennen Murphy Adcock and husband, Jason, Michael Martin Murphy, Shellyn Nicole Martin, Kristi Martin Thorpe and husband, Philip, Katelyn Brooke Martin, and Gary Tyler Martin; great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Megan Adcock, and Nathan and Hannah Thorpe; sister, Bonnie Sullivan Kilpatrick, of Chesapeake; brother, Robert Sullivan and wife, Helen, of Teague, Texas; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Martin Ward, of Pulaski, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m., at Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski, with the Rev. James Thorpe officiating. Interment will follow at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. service hour at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Radford Health and Rehab and Good Samaritan Hospice for taking care of their mother during the past few months. Flowers would be welcomed, however, the family would appreciate donations in Mother’s memory be sent to Good Samaritan Hospice, 1160 Moose Drive, N.W., Christiansburg, VA 24073.
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Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, is handling the arrangements for the Martin family.