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Elva P. Martin

Sunday, February 2, 2003

Elva P. Martin, 88, of Salem died Dec. 12, 2001, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village.

Born Feb. 15, 1913, in Ballard, she was the daughter of Walter Jackson and Leora Couch Jackson.

She married Carl H. Martin in September 1929 at Heart. She was a homemaker and a member of the Agnos Church of Christ.

Survivors include six sons and daughters-in-law -- Arnold and Icapheen Martin of Salem, Keith and Laferne Martin of Johnston City, Ill., Haskel and Maxine Martin of Mountain Home, Paul Gene and Betty Martin of Salem, Ray and Susan Martin of Glencoe, and Mike and Debbie Martin of Glencoe; three daughters -- Claudine Drake and her husband, Boyce, of Mountain Home, Billie Moss of Mountain Home, and Marge Bridges and her husband, Bobby, of West Plains, Mo.; three brothers -- Homer Jackson of Salem, Dee Jackson of Tennessee, and Ransom Jackson of Hardy; two sisters -- Emma Jones of Harrison and Ollie Hall of Hardy; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in March 1976, a daughter, Merle Faye Martin; three grandsons -- Jimmy Ray Martin, Brad Martin and Danny Martin; five brothers -- Goldie Jackson, Thurman Jackson, Vester Jackson, Austin Jackson and Boyce Jackson; a sister, Etta Lewis; and her parents.

The funeral was Dec. 15, at Cox-Blevins Chapel in Salem, with David Gibson and John Hodges officiating. Burial followed in the Humphries Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home.