Born 12-7-1951 -- Died 2-18-2006
Rev. Ellis Ray Martin, age 54, of Bartow, Fla., died Feb. 18, 2006, at Lakeland, Fla.
He was born Dec. 7, 1951, at Batesville, Ark., the son of Clay Alva and Evelyn Morgan Martin.
He was the pastor at the Bartow Church of God, was a Church of God minister for over 30 years and a former Church of God district overseer of the Wooster, Ohio, District.
Survivors include his wife, Debra K. Martin of the home; one son, Shawn A. Martin of Poughkeepsie; one daughter, Lenee N. Koettel of Evening Shade; his mother, Evelyn Martin of Poughkeepsie; two brothers, Jack Martin of Poughkeepsie and Gordon Martin of Noblesville, Ind.; one granddaughter, Brianna Koettel of Evening Shade; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Martin was preceded in death by his father, Clay Alva Martin.
The funeral services were held on Feb. 24 at the First Assembly of God in Cave City with Bro. Bobby Sanders and Bro. Bob Majors officiating.
Burial followed in the Spotts Cemetery at Poughkeepsie.
Funeral arrangements wereunder the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.