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MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Vada Irene Ballard Martin, 98, of Mount Airy, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Woltz Hospice Home. Mrs. Martin was born in Forsyth County on Oct. 7, 1914, to Harmon and Mary Jones Ballard. She was one of the founding members of Central United Methodist Church, where she was a devoted member and served in many capacities there. Surviving are a sister, Norma Anderson of Damascus, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Parker Martin; sisters, Carolyn Lane and Lorette Ballard; and a brother, Harold Ballard. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Central United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Pyatt. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26, 2013