McMinnville resident and White County native Virginia P. “Granny” Martin, 89, died April 22 at NHC Healthcare April 22 after an extended illness.
The retired owner/ operator of Granny’s Family Daycare for 23 years and a member of Friendship the Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Virgie and Maggie Taylor Raper; brothers, Lonnie, Arndell, Raleigh and Varless; sisters, Clara Bell, Sophia, Reba, Leona, Adell, Hazel and Dorothy.
She is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Rebecca Faye and Ernest Bost, and Susan Briest of McMinnville; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Frances Martin of Walling, Johnny and Janice Martin of Smithville, Danny (D.R.) Martin of McMinnville; seven grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Leona Raper; special granddaughter, Kelley Snyder of McMinnville; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Monday at Crain Hill Cemetery with Roland Sharp officiating.
High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 27, 2011