Mrs. Mary Ada Holliman Martin

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WAKE FOREST - Mrs. Mary Ada Holliman Martin, 92, of 102 Selsey Drive, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.
A native of Rockingham County, Mrs. Martin was the wife of the late Wallace C. Martin and the daughter of the late Joseph Holliman and the late Lara Christley Holliman.
Mrs. Martin was a former beautician. She was a long-time member of Cottage Place Methodist Church in Portsmouth, Va., where she was awarded Scout Mother of the Year. She was also a member of the Emblem Club of the Elks Lodge in Portsmouth.
Mrs. Martin is survived by her son, W. Michael Martin and his wife, Barbara, of Wake Forest; two grandchildren, Laura Kathryn Martin of Charlottesville, Va. and Wallace Michael Martin II of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Gail Martin, brothers, Raymond, David, Ivory (Buck) and sisters Willie Nelson, Nellie Andrews, Mozell Price and Stella Holliman.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, from 11 a.m. until noon at Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington.
A graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Pine Hill Cemetery. Officiating will be Mrs. Martin's great-nephew, the Rev. Brad Holliman.
Online condolences may be made at

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