Lillie Mae Martin
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Lillie Mae Martin, age 103, died peacefully on February 26 at Elmcroft of Brentwood. She was comforted in her last days and hours by her devoted family and caregivers. Lillie was predeceased by her three children, Elsie Marion Shelton, Frank Gene Martin and Bettye Shelton Malone; and husbands, Frank Sublette Shelton, James Eugene Martin and Roy Widener.
She will be sorely missed by her brother, Tom Harris, and wife, Nell; sister, Josephine Sanford; her brother, Harold Harris; her daughter-in-law, Peggy Martin; her grandchildren, Melodie Malone (Dan Frey), Melinda Wayland (Eddie), Charlie Malone, Megan Culig (Mike), Patrick Martin (Kathleen) and her many great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
Lillie lived a long and inspiring life as matriarch of her family, providing the loving center of a family that spread from Tennessee to Florida, Pennsylvania and Arizona. She and Eugene ran a beautiful family farm in Clarksville that provided a refuge and anchor for the family and community that will be remembered and cherished always.
Visitation will be at Sykes Funeral Home, Clarksville, TN on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 4 -6 p.m. A family burial service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Clarksville, TN. www.sykesfuneralhome.com 931-647-1562. (Picture taken 12/24/2013)
Sykes Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
424 Franklin Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
Published in The Tennessean on Feb. 27, 2014