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Benny Wiley Lewis Martin, 43
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native Benny Wiley Lewis Martin, age 43, was born Dec. 22, 1967 and died May 28 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
A truck driver and member of the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church, he was the son of the late Wiley and Emma Ruth Johnson Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Melody Peacock Martin and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by one son, Landon Boren of Smyrna, and his fiancée, Stephanie Holden; daughter, Olivia Bre-anna Harris of McMinnville; siblings and their spouses, Thelma Johnson, Lois Martin, Munice and Michael Harris, Mary and Bobby Knox, Linda and Terry Henderson, Nora Martin and fiancé Gary Rutledge, Katherine Ramsey and Douglas and Teresa Martin, all of McMinnville, Billy Clarence Martin of Bristol,Tenn., and Sarah Martin and Shawna Martin, both of Cookeville; uncle, James Johnson and wife Helen of McMinnville; cousin, Helen Shockley of McMinnville, and a host of aunts, uncles and other cousins.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in High's Chapel with Michael Harris and Robert Burns officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery at Martin Charge. A wake will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday in High's Chapel.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 3, 2011