SPRINGER, MARTHA C. - age 83, of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, Tennessee, died July 18, 2014, at Turkey Creek Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was born, August 26, 1930, in Berry, Alabama, and was the daughter of the late Rev. J. L. and Thelma Kuykendall Clements. Her career began when she graduated from Blue Mountain College with a teaching degree and taught English at Holston and Bearden High School for 40 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church Lenoir City. Her work ethic was unparalleled. Even after retirement, she was a dedicated volunteer at Baptist and Park West Hospitals where she earned the Covenant Senior Honor Program Recognition for her over 5,000 hours of volunteer work. She was a faithful Christian, loving wife, caring grandmother, and selfless servant of others. Preceded in death by her brother, James L. Clements, Jr.; and sister, Emogene Armistead. Survived by her loving husband of 63 years, James Lewis Springer; two children, James L. Springer, Jr. and wife, Ronda, Martha Polston and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Lew, Nina, Tye, Doran, and Kathryn; foster grandchildren, Jonathon, Jerzey, Nathan, Alexia, Adrionna, and Addison; and sister, Wymbreth Gresham. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 21st, at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Dick DeMerchant officiating. Entombment will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, at the Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Jim Springer Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church Lenoir City. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.www.clickfuneralhome.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from July 20 to July 21, 2014