Bettye Jo Shephard Martin, 80, of Christiansburg, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin L. Martin; son, Garry Neece; and sister, Melba Bullard.
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She is survived by her daughter, RisÃ« Sargent and husband, James, of Pilot; son, Eric Duane Martin and Kim, of Christiansburg; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerold Shephard and wife, Greta, and Franklin Shephard and wife, Coleen, of Christiansburg; sisters, Patsy Sands and Jacki Ward, both of King, N.C., and Bobby Keister, of Lake Worth, Fla.; grandsons, Mitchell Neece and Brad Neece; as well as two great-granddaughters, Braelyn and Kellan Martin.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 20, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013, in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry A. Christopher officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. Online condolences may be left by visiting www. hornefuneralservice.com.
Published in Roanoke Times on Oct. 20, 2013