Emory Madison Martin

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Emory Madison Martin, age 75, of Cumming passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, with his family at his side. Born June 3, 1936, to the late Rena and Florene Martin, he was a native of Forsyth County and became a lifelong resident in the Coal Mountain community. He was a member at Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Kristi Martin.
Emory was a farmer and a fixture in Coal Mountain for more than 50 years. As a young man, he served as a reserve for the National Guard and built several dams and water control structures throughout the county with the Soil Conservation Service. By the late 1950's, he was farming full time and was recognized as the county's Conservation Farmer of the Year in 1960.
He was a pioneer in the poultry industry in the 1960's and 70's, establishing one of the very first caged laying operations in this area, which revolutionized egg production. His farm, and those that followed, saw production increase from dozens of eggs per day to thousands of dozens per day, providing a new way to meet an ever-increasing demand. By the time he retired in 1995, he had produced over 200 million eggs.
He will be remembered as a faithful husband, a loving father, and a trusted friend with a balance of wit and wisdom. He will be remembered not only for the example he provided in life, but also that he provided in death, as he faced a difficult battle with tremendous courage and, even on the most difficult days, with a smile. And we know that he is smiling still.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth Nell Martin; daughter, Heidi Beckman and son-in-law Witt Beckman of Cumming; son, Andy Martin and daughter-in-law Bonnie Martin of Cumming; five grandchildren, Winter Random, Drew Martin, Luke Martin, Jake Martin, and Josh Martin; one great-grandchild, Liam Random; sister, Rounette Kirby and brother-in-law G.W. Kirby of Cumming; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Hulsey and the Rev. Pete Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 2-4 p.m and 6-9 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 5, from noon until the time of service.
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in ForsythNews.com from Oct. 3 to Oct. 6, 2011