Asheville - Mary Elizabeth Martin, 74, of Asheville, died Monday, September 9, 2013.
A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Marcus (Monk) and Mary Conner Shaft. She was also preceded in death by siblings Barbara and Charlie Shaft.
Mrs. Martin was a member of Starnes Cove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, David Martin; daughters Jerrie Hightower (Alex), Tracy Johnson (Robert Carroll), and Elizabeth Crowe (Rex); son Terry Johnson (Michelle); grandchildren Justin, Travis, Chris, Candis, Jessica, Stacey, and Jake; great-grandchildren Macie and Madison; sister Natalie Shaft; and brothers Richard Shaft and Jack Shaft.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at Starnes Cove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charlie Sams officiating. Her family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church Friday, prior to the service.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family, and the online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com