Service for James Martin "Marty" Lockridge, 58, will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with Bro. Rodney Ragsdale and Bro. Gary Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Lockridge passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Belinda Jones Lockridge; two children, Kevin Ray Lockridge (Janna) and Sharon Renae Mabrey (Joel), all of Glencoe; step-daughter, Pam Higgins, of Piedmont; seven grandchildren, Hayleah Higgins, Mason Lockridge, Maddie Lockridge, Mica Lockridge, Jackson Mabrey, Emilee Mabrey and Jordan Mabrey; three sisters, Elizabeth Johnson, of Rome, Ga., Sandy Smith (Roger), of Pa. and Marlene Doyal (Ricky), of Cedar Bluff; one brother, Van Lockridge (JoAnn), of Gadsden and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Mike Tinch, Larry Melton, Tim Roster, Tim Byers, LaBron Nabors and Rusty Kerns. Marty was a native and lifelong resident of Piedmont, was a 1974 graduate of Piedmont High School and of Gadsden State Community College. He was employed for 27 years at Bostrom Seating and the past 12 years at Honda. He was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, loved hunting and fishing and was a big Alabama fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hoyt and Eva Lockridge; brother, Ronnie Lockridge and a brother-in-law, Norris Johnson. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Castillo and staff at Gadsden Cancer Center, Dr. Harrison and staff at Gadsden Cancer Center, Gadsden Regional Medical Center, all associates of Honda Manufacturing and all friends for the love, prayers and thoughts from everyone. www.thompsonfuneralhomepiedmont.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 16, 2014