MOUNT AIRY — Shirley Marie Martin Strickland, 59, of Mount Airy, NC passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston Salem NC. She was born in Surry Co., NC, on May 10, 1954, to Ocer Richard Martin Sr. and Betty Marie Tucker Tolbert. Her survivors include her two daughters, Jeannie Spainhour and Melissa Collins; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger Martin, Lonnie Martin, David and Gloria Martin, Tony and Darlene Martin and Ocer Richard Martin, Jr. and Robin Martin; one sister, Gaye Martin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ocer Richard Martin, Sr. and Betty Marie Tucker Tolbert; and one sister, Maryann Scott. Funeral Services will be conducted, Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Cox-Needham Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Cox-Needham Funeral Home in Pilot Mountain, NC from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Cox-Needham Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Strickland family. Online condolences may be made at

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Cox-Needham Funeral Home
822 West Main Street Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
(336) 368-2233

Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2014