April 17, 2009
Frances Murphy Martin, 82, died April 15, 2009, at Aurora Australis Lodge in Columbus. Services were Thursday at 11 a.m. at Gunter & Peel Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus with the Rev. Don Harding officiating. Burial followed at Egger Cemetery in Caledonia. Mrs. Martin was born in Hamilton to the late Leonard and Viola Miller Murphy. She was a graduate of Hamilton High School and a member of Kolola Springs Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. She worked for Glenn Manufacturing in Caledonia and retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing of Columbus. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie H. Martin Jr.; and eight siblings. She is survived by her son, Wayne Martin of Tampa, Fla.; brother, Elzie Murphy of Caledonia; and sister, Zela Otts of Columbus. Pallbearers were Charlie Culpepper, Carey Garriga, Bruce Markham, Marty Holtman, Brooks Stapp and Marvin Murphy. Memorials may be made to Kolola Springs Baptist Church Parking Lot Fund, 964 Cal-Kolola Road, Caledonia, MS 39740.