Novella U. Martin

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Novella U. Martin, 81, of Rockwood, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.
She was born Nov. 18, 1931, in Harriman to James H. and Frankie Adcox Underwood. She was a member of Rockwood First Baptist Church and Rockwood American Legion Auxiliary Post 50. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Iva Jean Underwood; sisters, Margie and Sandra Underwood; granddaughter, Wendy K. Martin; and beloved cats, Princess and Ringtail.
Survivors include husband of 63 years, Wiley R. Martin; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Wanda Martin; daughter, Pennie Martin; grandchildren, Kathy, Terry and husband Freddy Stooksbury, Lexi and Blake; great-granddaughters, Deanna and Natalie Stooksbury, all of Rockwood; sister-in-law, Patsy James and husband Bill, Spring City; caregivers, Betty Moore and daughter Angie, and the staff of Amedysis in Harriman; family doctor, Randy Denton; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. Funeral services followed at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the chapel of Evans Mortuary, with the Rev. Charles Kelley officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood. Rockwood Fire Department members Mike Wertz, Matt Crabtree, David Kirby, Kenny Lower, Julie Griffin and Jim Pelfrey will serve as pallbearers. An online register is available at
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Evans Mortuary
805 North Gateway Avenue
Rockwood, TN 37854
(865) 354-2600
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Published in Roane County News from May 2 to May 3, 2013
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