James Martin

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 28, 2008

James W. Martin
CONWAY, N.C.—James Winborne Martin, 89, died Oct. 24, 2008, at Autumn Care of Nash County in Nashville after a lengthy illness.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Holloman Martin; parents, Essie Martin and James Franklin Martin; a sister, Dara Smith and a brother, Riddick Martin; and an infant son, James Winborne Martin Jr.
A native of Northampton County, Mr. Martin was retired from the United States Postal Service after 39 years as a rural mail carrier.
He was a lifelong member of Conway Baptist Church where he served as deacon and taught Sunday school.
He was a board member for Conway High School and Master Mason in Pendleton Masonic Lodge No. 418, having held the office of Master of the Lodge.
One of his proudest achievements was being an Army veteran stationed in Europe and Africa during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Emmie Grant Martin of their home; four children, Melinda Harris and husband Thad of Littleton, N.C., Charles Martin and wife Jewell of Franklin, Joanne Robertson and husband Art of Greenville, N.C. and Jim Martin of Wilson, N.C.; two step children, Glen Warren and wife Barbara of Battleboro, N.C. and Joanne Bass and husband Cam of Momeyer, N.C.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Corbett and husband Gene of Greenville, Beth Davis and husband Carl of Fuquay-Varina, N.C. and Rebecca McLawhorn and husband Tyler of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three step grandchildren, Travis Warren and wife Niki of Battleboro, Chad Vinson and wife Laurie of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Shannon Hinton and husband Daniel of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday in Conway Baptist Church with the Revs. James Hester and Willie McLawhorn presiding.
Burial followed in the Town of Conway Cemetery with military honors.
The requested that, in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to share a memorial gift, please do so to the Veterans Memorial Park, P.O. Box 365, Conway, NC 27820.
Arrangements were handled by Bridgers Funeral Home, Conway.