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William Ray Martin
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1938
Death: May 18, 2010

William R. Martin
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HICKORY - William "Ray" Martin, 72, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Frye Regional Medical Center, after a period of declining health. Mr. Martin was born Feb. 27, 1938, in Lincoln County to the late Walter Guy and Lola Mae Lingerfelt Martin. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved music and playing his guitar. He retired from the town of Longview 31 years ago, and was a member of Highland Baptist Church and enjoyed reading his Bible. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Brenda Canipe Martin of the home; children, Tony Martin, Michael Martin and wife, Toni, Sandra Miller and husband, Eric, all of Hickory, Chad Martin and wife, Pam, of Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Dalton Miller, Chelsea Martin, Bailey Martin, Logan Miller, Courtney Martin, Tanner Martin; one sister, Polly Cloninger and husband, Glenn; and one sister-in-law, Evelyn Martin. Funeral services will be on Friday, May 21, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Highland Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Lott officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the funeral. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bass-Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Catawba Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, N.Y. 10605, ATTN: DRFR; or to Highland Baptist Church, 828 9th Ave., NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601. Online condolences may be left for the family at Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Family of William "Ray" Martin.
Published in Hickory Daily Record on May 19, 2010
Family links: 
  Guy Walter Martin (1898 - 1951)
  Lola Mae Lingerfelt Martin (1898 - 1980)
  Inez Martin Johnson (1919 - 2001)*
  Robert Vernis Martin (1921 - 1974)*
  Elmer Guy Martin (1922 - 1975)*
  Pauline Martin Cloninger (1927 - 2016)*
  Walter Ervin Martin (1935 - 1985)*
  William Ray Martin (1938 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Catawba Memorial Park
Catawba County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: anthony Unknown
Record added: Jul 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72449344
William Ray Martin
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