Doris Martin

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PILOT MOUNTAIN — Mrs. Doris Marie Needham Martin, 88, of Pilot Mountain, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. She was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Surry County to the late Everett and Ola Bennett Needham. Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. She is survived by her nephews, Larry and wife Gracie Atkins of Ararat, Gary and wife Joan Atkins of Pilot Mountain, Dwight and wife Brenda Atkins of Ararat and Robin and wife Nan Atkins of Pilot Mountain; several great-nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Moir Atkins of Ararat; and special friend, Mary Leonard Martin of Mount Airy. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Vestal Martin; infant son, Harry Needham Martin; and sisters, Pauline Atkins and Frankie Lee Sisk. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Howell-Nelson Funeral Chapel of Pilot Mountain conducted by the Rev. Bill Watson and the Rev. Grant Atkins with interment to follow at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Family will receive friends on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Howell-Nelson Funeral Service of Pilot Mountain. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Judy Wood, 125 Wood Hill Lane, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041. Online condolences may be made at

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Howell-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory Inc
615 E Hwy 52 By-Pass
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
(336) 368-1200
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Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2013