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Helen P. Martin, 93
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native Helen P. Martin, 93, was born Dec. 18, 1927 and died Nov. 22 at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville following an extended illness.           

A homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Hester L. and Daisy Cantrell West. She was married on Jan. 18, 1947 to Frank C. Martin, who preceded her in death on July 20, 2005. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, I.D. West, Luther West, and Tom West and three sisters, Mary Curtis, Willie Mae Cates, and Virginia Beckwith.

Mrs. Martin is survived by three sons, James F. (Brenda) Martin of Naples, Fla., Edgar W. Martin and Timothy M. (Debi) Martin, both of McMinnville, seven grandchildren, Amanda (Ross) Robinson of Mobile, AL, J.T. (Catherine) Martin of Nashville, Lesley G. Martin of Dallas, TX, Julie (Tom) Douglass of  Birmingham, AL, Abbi (Geoff) Ice and Anna (Daniel) Dorris, both of Nashville, and Dr. Ashlin (Josh) Paz of Knoxville, 12 great-grandchildren, Stewart Thames, Madeline Thames, Kaiser Martin, Mary Catherine Martin, James T. Martin, Jr., Mattie Douglass, Ford Douglass, Thatcher Ice, Helen Ice, Margot Dorris, Emma Paz, and Jonah Paz; numerous nieces and nephews; and long-time friends, Shelba and Mark Gribble also survive.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, in High’s Chapel with Jackie Matheny officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at High’s.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of NHC Healthcare McMinnville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Park Theater and Helping Hands Ministry. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 24, 2021