Vester Mandiver Martin Jr.

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Funeral service for Vester Mandiver (VM) Martin Jr., 84, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at McCoy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Debbie Hitchcock officiating. Burial will follow at Forestlawn Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Gray Brown Service Mortuary. Mr. Martin passed away Saturday in Anniston. Survivors include his children Marcia Smith (Mark), of Oxford, Michelle Collum (Kyle), of Pell City, Vester M. Martin III (Sharon), of Anniston, Mark E. Martin, of Oneonta, Michael G. Martin (Tracey), of Birmingham; sisters, Dorothy Martin Hanvey, of Anniston, Patricia Martin, of Anniston; grandchildren, Jayda Huckaby, Elizabeth Ray, Lindsey Martin, Ann Turner, Matthew Keener, Samantha Blanchet, Kyle Smith, Jennifer Pennington, Jacob Martin, Adam Martin, Samuel Martin, Sophia Martin, Gabriel Martin; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Martin is preceded in death by wife, Martus Grant Martin, parents Vester Sr. and Cora McAdams Martin; sisters, Sara Martin Gambill, Mattie Katherine Martin Ellis. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Mr. Martin was a lifelong resident of Calhoun County. He graduated from Anniston High School in 1948. He served in the US Army in the Korean War. He was retired from South Central Bell and was an active member of Telephone Pioneers of America. After retiring Mr. Martin served as a Docent at the Anniston Museum of Natural History. He also entered trade school to hone his carpenter skills and also joined a wood carving class. Throughout the years he was active in Boy Scouts, first with Troop #15 of Anniston, as a scout and a leader, and later with Troop#10 of Oxford. He was a member of Gideon's International and a lifelong member of Carpenter United Methodist Church, and after it's closing, a member of McCoy United Methodist Church. Online Condolences at
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 23, 2016
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