Mae Martin

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Mae Newsome Martin, 87, died on Friday, November 21, at Spring Arbor of Greensboro under the care of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro. She was born in Glascock County, Georgia on September 16, 1927, daughter of the late James Lawson Newsome and Dovie Morgan Newsome. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 46 years, Oscar Edward Martin; 2 brothers; 3 sisters; and 1 granddaughter. Mae was a long-time resident of Harlem, Georgia, and worked in the school system there for many years. She moved to High Point, North Carolina, in 2000. In both Georgia and North Carolina, she was a caring mother and grandmother; an avid gardener; and a volunteer of her time and energy, most recently with Caring Services, Inc. and Meals on Wheels in High Point. In the true spirit of giving, she has requested that her body be bequeathed to the University of North Carolina for medical research. She is survived by: son, Phillip Martin and wife Eva of Ruther Glenn, Virginia; daughter, Rebecca Yates and husband James, of High Point; daughter, Valerie Nelson, of Greensboro; son, Anthony Martin and wife Kim, of Fairview, TN; sisters Betty Dixon (Harvey, Kingsland, Georgia), Sarah Connell (Dallas, Georgia), and Myra Poole (Martinez, Georgia); and her legacy lives on with 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and beyond. A memorial service will be held at Emerywood Baptist Church, 1300 Country Club Drive, High Point, on Tuesday, November 25 at 11am. Visitation will be held in the gathering area immediately following the service. A graveside memorial service and internment of ashes will be held in Harlem, Georgia, at a future date. In lieu of flowers, she has requested that memorial contributions be made to The ; Emerywood Baptist Church; or Caring Services, Inc., 102 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262.


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