Sarah Elizabeth Martin, 83, a McMinnville resident and native died April 3 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville following a sudden illness.
She was a domestic worker, member of East End Drive Church of Christ, and daughter of the late James Restine and Vinetta Savage Ramsey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, James Edward Martin on Oct. 5, 1995 and son, James Edward Martin Jr.
Mrs. Martin is survived by son, Robert L. (Maggie) Martin of Tullahoma; daughter, Roxanna Martin (Fredrick) Franklin of Nashville; four grandchildren, Robert Lewis Martin II, and Stacey Rochelle Lowe of Tullahoma, Laura Ashely Franklin and Lauren Adrienne Franklin of Nashville; one great-granddaughter, Maverity Pazlee Lowe of Tullahoma; two sisters-in-law, Betty Jane Ramsey of McMinnville and Dorothy Ramsey of Sarasota, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; East End Drive Church of Christ family, particularly helpful friends, Fannie Biles, Mary Wilson, Jessie Ramsey, Paulla Jackson, Maggie Locke, Rita Ramsey, Rochelle Ramsey and Eva Savage.
Funeral service will be at noon Saturday in High’s Chapel with George King Jr., to officiate. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 11, 2014