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 Store for 23 years and a member of Friendship the Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Virgie and Maggie Taylor Raper. She was also preceded in death by 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 will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Crain Hill Cemetery with Roland Sharp officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 24, 2011