George Sweeney Martin

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George Sweeney Martin of Liberty died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at Casey County Hospital. He was 76. Born in Liberty on Sept. 10, 1937, he was the son of the late James and Mary Viva Passmore Martin. He was a former night watchman for Watson's Sawmill and Gate Shop, and a former courier for the Lexington Herald-Leader. He attended Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Emma Martin; four sons, Greg (and Denise) Martin, Jimmy (and Sharon) Martin, Joey (and Lauren) Jones and Tommy (and Michelle) Jones, all of Liberty; a daughter, Teresa (and Mike) Helm of Lebanon; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Florence Jones of Campbellsville. He was preceded in death by two sons, George Sweeney Martin Jr. and David Glen Martin; three brothers, Frank, Gene and James Edward Martin; and four sisters, Ruby Blankenship, Beulah Smith, Louise Lay and Auda Francis Martin. Funeral services were Jan. 4 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Johnny Maupin officiating. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Patrick, Wade and Samuel Martin, Donnie Lynn, Brian Vest and Cole Ledford. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Bryant, Kenny Martin, Carol Wilson, David Poff, Shane Bayes, Chris McQueary and all physicians, nurses and staff at Casey County Hospital. Bartle Funeral Home Liberty was in charge of arrangements.
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142 KY Hwy 49 P.O. Box 238
Liberty, KY 42539-0238
(606) 787-6211
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Published in The Casey County News on Jan. 8, 2014