Clarence Forrest Martin and Mamie Garrett Martin
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Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Church of Christ for Clarence Forrest Martin, 77, a longtime Dickens County resident.

Gary Williams, minister, officiated at the services.

Mr. Martin died suddenly in Spur on Sept. 26, Mr. Martin, a retired stock farmer, came to Dickens County in 1902. He married the former Mamie Goff in Tap, Texas in 1913. He was a member of the Church of Christ and the Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Harry Martin, Spur and Forrest Martin, Jr., Littlefield; two daughters, Mrs. Jim Wyatt, Girard and Mrs. Cecil Estep, Dublin; one sister, Mrs. Donnie Pace, Spur; 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers included Wayne Wyatt, Nig Wyatt, Bob Martin, Forrest Estep, Mike Martin, Don Estep, David Estep and Albert Hendricks.

Interment was in Red Mud Cemetery.

©The Texas Spur, September, 1970

Funeral services for Mamie Garrett Martin, 87, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Highway 70 Church of Christ, with minister Doug Williams, officiating; assisted by Carroll Robertson of Crosbyton.

Mrs. Martin died April 16 about 5:15 p.m. in the Crosbyton Hosptial, following a lengthy illness. A housewife, she was a member of the Eastern Star and the Church of Christ. She had been a resident of Dickens County since 1900.

Born in Greer County, Oklahoma on November 5, 1896, she married C. Forrest Martin on March 2, 1913 in the Red Mud community. He died September 26, 1970.

Survivors included two sons, Harry Martin, Spur and Forrest Martin, Jr., Littlefield; two daughters, Robbie Wyatt, Girard and Sybil Estep, Dublin; 13 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild. One grandson preceded her in death in April of 1972.

Burial was held in Red Mud Cemetery with Campbell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

©The Texas Spur, April 1984
From the scrapbook of Thelma Kimmel Scott

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