Mrs. Helen Morris Martin

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Mrs. Helen Morris Martin, 95, of Charlotte, N.C. passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at her home in Sharon Towers after a lengthy illness.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at Union ARP Church in Richburg with the Rev. Watson Gunderson officiating. Interment will be held in the church cemetery.
A native of Hamlet, N.C., Helen was the daughter of the late Thomas A. Morris and Carrie May Stewart Morris.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Franklin (Buddy) Martin of Richburg, where they lived for 58 years. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Thomas A. Morris Jr., M.D., of Westport, Mass.
She graduated from Hamlet High School and attended Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. and Women's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her love of country and sense of patriotism led her to Miami, Fla. after the outbreak of World War II to work in a hospital, where she met the love of her life, Buddy Martin. He had been wounded in the war and was sent to Miami from a hospital in Germany to recuperate. Six weeks later they were married. They soon moved back to Richburg, where they remained until Buddy's death in 2003. During her time in Richburg, she worked as an Executive Secretary at Morrison Textile Machinery Co. in Fort Lawn until her retirement.
She is survived by her nephew, Thomas A. Morris III, M.D., of Kingston, Mass.; nieces, Mary Ada Morris Schwartz of Lynnfield, Mass., Sara Dee Morris Thompson of Indialantic, Fla., Elizabeth Ann Morris Johnson of Bridgewater, Mass. and Susan Jeanne Morris of New Hampshire; and her Martin family, Virginia Osteen Pusser of Charlotte, William Louis Osteen of Highlands, N.C., Linda Martin Watson of Conyers, Ga., Lyle Martin of Rome, Ga., Virginia Little Cannon of Charlotte, Carroll Little of Sun City, S.C., Cathy Williams Beard of Anderson, S.C. and Martin Williams of Harrisburg, N.C.
Mrs. Martin's family would like to thank Carol Hassell, Chaplain of Sharon Towers, who spent time with Helen during her last days; to Hospice, especially to Jessica and Jill, for their attention to making her comfortable; and to her companions of the last several months, most importantly to Ellen Ana, who took tender loving care of her every need.
The family requests that memorials be sent to Union ARP Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 88, Richburg, SC 29729.
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Published in The News & Reporter on June 6, 2018