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MARTIN, Daniel DANIEL LEE (DAN) MARTIN Daniel Lee (Dan) Martin, 81, died at Piedmont Hospital on June 29, 2011 after a short hospitalization. He was born March 10, 1930, the youngest of five sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Emory Martin. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. For over fifty years he was a prominent Buckhead florist, well-known for his weddings, and his Christmas and party decorations. His largest order of funeral flowers was for the burial of Martin Luther King, Jr., in April of 1968. As a gifted floral designer he represented the FTD as a judge at the Interflora World Cup Competition in Tokyo, Japan, in 1989. When Fried Green Tomatoes was filmed in Georgia, Dan was chosen as the florist, and formed a long-lasting friendship with the actress and author, Fannie Flagg. His four brothers-Frank, Robert, John, and Joseph - preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Dr. Mary Devlin of Grillon, France; and nephews - Michael (Joan) Martin of Buford, John (Bunita) Martin of Conyers, Dr. Larry (Candace) Martin of Cincinnati, Ashley (Lorraine) Rountree of Paris, France and three nieces - Teresa Martin of Buford, Deborah Martin of Gainesville, and Meredith Martin Rountree, Esq. (Rob Owen, Esq.), of Austin, Texas; great-nephews - Matthew and Stephen Martin of Cincinnati, the late Michael Martin, Jr., Jordan Tucker Rountree of Paris, France; and great-nieces - Nicole Martin of Cincinnati; Dr. Windy (Mark) Schweder of Aiken, S.C.; Melanie (George) Roussos of Seattle, WA; Brandi (Colleene) Colley of Buford. The funeral will be held at Patterson's Spring Hill, on Saturday, July 2, at 2:00 p.m. Visitation with family will take place from 12:30 p.m. before the service. Family only burial will follow in Buford. Online condolences may be made at hmpatersonspringhill.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from June 30 to July 1, 2011
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