Maxine Smallwood Martin
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Funeral for Maxine Smallwood Martin, 69, of Decatur will be today, January 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Reverand Danny Pitts officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time.
Ms. Martin died Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Cullman Regional Medical Center after losing her battle with dementia. She was born on April 16, 1944, in Hartselle to Arthur and Blanche Smallwood. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Pat Lindsey. Maxine worked many years at Lowes Home Improvement in Decatur, retiring in 2009. She always said that Lowes was one of the best jobs she ever had! She loved working with the employees at Lowes and the community here in Decatur. She was a resident at Cullman Healthcare Center.
She is survived by one son, Timothy Wayne Martin of Hartselle; two daughters, Vickie Martin Sharp and her husband, Dudley, of Hartselle and Cindy Diane Martin of Decatur; one granddaughter, Reagan Leigh Martin of Decatur; two brothers, Jerry Smallwood and Scotty Smallwood, both of Hartselle; and one sister, Becky Stringer and her husband, Phillip, of Hartselle.
The family would like to say thank you to her cousin, Sue McDonald, for her unwavering help and support as Maxine's caregiver during her time spent at home, along with Amedisys Home Health Care and Elder Care.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like for Memorials to be made to the Morgan County Mental Health Association, www.mhainmc.net, the Alzheimer's Program.
Peck Funeral Home
1600 Hwy 31 Sw Hartselle, AL 35640
Published in the Decatur Daily from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2014