Ethel Martin

BESSEMER CITY - Ethel Lineberger Martin, 86, passed away Oct. 7, 2012, at her residence.

She was born July 25, 1926, in Gaston County to Frank Julius and Elizabeth Holland Lineberger.

Ethel was a longtime member of Gaston Baptist Church. She worked at Wix Filters and she was also a CNA where she shared her gift of patience and care. Ethel was a blessed mother, grandmother, and friend who will be dearly missed by all that loved and knew her. The family would like to offer spe-cial thanks to all family and friends who shared their love and support during Mom's illness.
Ethel and Charlie Howard Martin are the parents to sons Charles L. Martin; Charlie H. Martin, Jr., Jerry R. Martin, and Bruce G. Martin; daughters Glo-ria J. Drum, Laura B. Martin, Patricia A. Smith, and Darlene E. Stewart; grandparents to 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home Chapel, Bessemer City with Revs. Ken Faulkenbury and Dennis Bean of-ficiating.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Entombment will be at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Anthony Grove Baptist Church, 100 Anthony Grove Road, Crouse, NC 28033 OR Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Pallbearers are Richard Drum, Brian Drum, Jeff Drum, Chris Drum, Kyle A. Martin, Barry Beschure.

Honorary Pallbearers are Darin Housen and Jerry Martin Jr.

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Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City.

Funeral Home

Sisk-Butler Funeral Home
PO Box 366 Bessemer City, NC 28016

Published in Gaston Gazette on Oct. 9, 2012