Wilma Dell Evans Martin

Published 11:22 am Thursday, April 6, 2023

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Wilma Dell Evans Martin, 87, Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born May 13, 1935 in Quitman, Miss., to the late Joe E. and Virgie Blackburn Evans. She had lived in Elizabethton since 1963.
Mrs. Martin was retired from Burlington Industries after 28 years of service. She loved to work in her garden and flowers. She was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Lee Martin; two grandsons, David Adam Holsclaw and Adam Martin; a son-in-law, William Miller; and four siblings.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Margaret Dell Kaucher and husband George, Spartanburg, S.C., Karen Miller, Elizabethton, Jackie Puckett and husband Howard, Johnson City, Jeanie Holsclaw and husband David, Elizabethton, Sandy Troutman and husband Todd, Talmo, Ga., and David Martin and wife Jennifer, Elizabethton; her grandchildren, Gloria Reed and husband Tim, Gayle Blanton and husband Jessie, William Miller, Terri Lynn Montgomery, Jessica Lingerfelt and husband Matthew, Joshua Troutman and wife Brittany, Julianna Troutman, Jennifer Murphy and husband Sam, and David Martin II and wife Shelley; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; seven siblings; and several nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate the life of Wilma Martin will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Martin II and the Rev. Justin Deaton officiating. Music will be provided by Jennifer Martin. Interment will follow in the Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be George Kaucher, David Holsclaw, Todd Troutman, Howard Puckett, Josh Troutman, Chandler Carithers, Matthew Lingerfelt, Sam Murphy and William Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Martin family.

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