Calvin Lewis Martin and Addie Lou Collett Martin
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Funeral rites for Calvin L. Martin, 69, who died early Thursday morning in Spur Memorial Hospital were held at 5 p.m., Friday, July 26 at the First Baptist Church. Officiating were Rev. Riley Fugitt, pastor, and Rev. Victor Crabtree of Dickens. Burial was in Spur Cemetery under direction of Campbell Funeral Home.

Calvin Martin was born March 8, 1888 in Whitney, TX. He had been a resident of Dickens County for 52 years. He was married to Addie Collett on February 18, 1915 at Roaring Springs, TX. He was a former businessman, stockholder in Old City National Bank, Mgr. Of City Drug, Mgr. of M. Grocery and ran a trucking line for several years before retiring to farming and ranching. He established, residence in Spur in March, 1920.

Surviving are his wife, three sons: Everett, Albert and Fred and 8 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Homer Cargile of Abilene.

Pallbearers were Joe Gilbert, E. C. Edmonds, Jr., Dallas, Herman Bostick, Harry Martin, Thurmond Moore, John King, Jr., J. B. Morrison, Jr. all of Spur and Sam Davis of Crosbyton. Honorary pallbearers were John King, Sr. Ott Denson, Fred Jennings, Ned Hogan, J. C. Payne, W. H. Condron, Harry Patton, B. F. Bloodworth, S. B. Scott, W. F. Gilbert, Forrest Martin, Will Garner, J. B. Morrison, Sr., John Aston, Ollis Hindman, Charlie Kimmel and Dr. T. H. Blackwell all of Spur and Bill Stemmons and Jessie Stemmons of Strawn.

©The Texas Spur, August 1, 1957
Transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes from the records of Lillian Grace Nay

Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Lou Martin, 79, were held Friday at 6 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Norris Taylor officiating.

Mrs. Martin died August 11 in Hendricks Hospital., Abilene. She married Calvin Martin in Roaring Springs and the couple moved to Dickens County in 1922. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Everett Martin, Spur; Fred Martin, Aspermont and Albert Martin, Reno, Nevada, one sister, Mrs. Ola Mae Thomas, Shallowater; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers included Luther Jones, Herman Bostic, J. B. Morrison, Jeff Smart, Pete Hagins and Sam Davis.

Burial was in Spur Cemetery.

©The Texas Spur, August 18, 1977
from the records of Lillian Grace Nay


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