|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 2009|
Martha was born on Canton Street in Alpharetta.
She lived in Alpharetta her entire life except for a period of 8 months when she and Edwin lived in Cape Cod, while he was in the Army.
She was the daughter of Foster and Josephine Wyatt Jones and the granddaughter of Major Harrison and Oma Jones.
She and Edwin Chester had been married 67 years.
Martha & Edwin were faithful members of the First Baptist Church in Alpharetta and graduates of Milton High School.
She was preceded in death by their daughter, Donna Ellis and her brother, Harrison Jones.
Martha and Edwin have two granddaughters, Jill Ellis and Gina Heitner and
two great grandsons, Nicholas and A. J. Heitner.
During WWII, Martha worked at the Bell Bomber plant and Edwin was in the Army. There were married while Edwin was home on leave.
After returning from the Army Edwin purchased from Guy Bagwell the property on Duluth Street where he built their house.
When he told Martha about buying the property she cried because she felt it was so far out of town.
Martha worked as school secretary at Northwestern.
Martha was an excellent cook and seamstress.
Martha had an engaging sense of humor.
Once Martha told Edwin not to plant any more green beans, that she had canned enough.
Edwin planted them anyway, and Martha went out to the garden and dug them up.
She once stated that before she died she was going to break every jar of vegetables she had canned because she didn't want some other woman to eat them.
She said Edwin was so good looking the women would be after him.
Martha's stories about life in Alpharetta and her sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her. She added much to our Old Milton County History and Genealogy Group and she will be sorely missed.
Edwin Chester (1918 - 2011)*
Green Lawn Cemetery
Created by: M C
Record added: Mar 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67298983