Wright Martin and Melba Jo Edwards Martin
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Services for Wright Martin, 68, of Afton, were held at graveside in Dickens Cemetery at 10 a.m. August 2, 1993. Rev. C. L. Atkinson, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Afton, officiated.

Campbell Funeral Home, Spur, was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Martin died about 12:40 a.m. July 30, in the Veterans´ Administration Medical Center, Amarillo, following a lengthy illness. He was born at Whiteflat in Motley County, but lived most of his life in Dickens County.

He married Melba Edwards on September 25, 1948 in Anson. He was a retired farmer and a Navy veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Sherry Willis of Afton and Marsha Condron of Benjamin; one brother, Harold Dean Martin, Stockton, California; two sisters, Georgia Marshall, Palestine and Faye McDonough, Plainview; three grandchildren, Tacy Condron, Heather Willis and Bobby Condron.

Pallbearers were Charlie Long, J.W. Vickery, Ben Kautz James Baker, Tom Hale and Donnie Shaw.

©The Texas Spur, August 1993

SPUR, Texas — Melba Jo Martin, 79, of Wichita Falls, formerly of Afton, died Friday, April 24, 2009.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today in Dickens Cemetery with Rev. Jon Boles officiating. Services are under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home, Spur.

Mrs. Martin was a homemaker.

Survivors include daughters, Scherry Willis of Spur, and Marsha Condron of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Dickens Cemetery, Dickens, Texas, 79229.

©Wichita Falls, Times Record News, Monday, April 27, 2009

Melba Jo Martin Melba Jo Martin, 79, of Wichita Falls and formerly of Afton, died Friday, April 24, 2009. Graveside Services will be 10am, Monday, April 27, 2009 at Dickens Cemetery with Rev. Jon Boles officiating. Services are under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home, Spur.

Melba was born July 7, 1929 in Dickens to Henry and Ruby Pernell Edwards. She was a 1948 graduate of Patton Springs High School. She married Wright “Pappy” Martin September 25, 1948 in Anson. He preceded her in death in 1993. Melba was a homemaker, a member of the Order of the Eatern Star, and the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and one brother, Charles Edwards. Melba is survived by two daughters, Scherry Willis of Spur and Marsha Condron and husband Darrel of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren, Tacy Lyde and husband Clint, Heather Willis and Bobby Condron; and two great-grandchildren, Trinity Willis and Brady Lyde.

The family suggests memorials to Dickens Cemetery, Dickens, TX 79229.

©Obituary courtesy of Campbell Funeral Home


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