Martin Ida L. Martin, 96, went home to be with the Lord March 28, 2014. Born February 20, 1918 to Clarence and Estelle Dobbins in Roaring River, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Hugh L Martin and Ben H. Martin, four brothers, children Shirley, James, and Jeffrey, grandson Eric Kelly. Mrs. Ida was a LPN and retired from Columbus State Institute after 25 years. She leaves to cherish memory daughter, Gael L. Martin; grandchildren, great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2188 Woodward Ave. Rev. Verlin F. Samples Jr., pastor. Interment to follow. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH MORTUARY formerly J Martin Smith, 1904 Lake Club Dr., 447-9383.