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 Martin Douglas “Doug” Wallin

Martin Douglas “Doug” Wallin

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Death 15 Mar 2000 (aged 80)
Burial Revere, Madison County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 113776323 · View Source
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MARTIN DOUGLAS WALLIN

MARSHALL
-Martin Douglas "Doug" Wallln; 80; of Crane Branch died on Wednesday; March 15, 2000 at a local hosptial. A native and lifelong residenl of Marshall, he was the son of Lee and Berzilla Chandler Wallin.

In 1990 he traveled from his home In Madison County to Washington ,D.C. to receive a Heritage Feliowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. This is the nation's most prestigious award for traditton artists. The presentation tribute pointed out that this quiet and modest man is widely regarded as quite simply, the finest living singer of unaccompanied British ballads in southern Appalachia, Only the year before the Arts Council of his home state had honored hlm with a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award for his natural artistry and his reverence for the meaning and heritage of the old songs. For the last decade he has performed widely with his brother, Jack Wallin He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mona Lee Stroup, Belva Cutshaw; Jessie McElrath ahd Evelyn Wallin; and his brothers, Guy V. WalIin and Raymond K, Wallin.

Surviying is his slster, Bertha McDevitt and her her husband Ralph McDevitt 0f Asheville, and his brothers; Namman Wallin and his wife Geneva Wallin of Florida and Jack Wallin of Marshall. He is also survlved by hls 14 nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Bowman-Capps Funeral Home With the Rev. Ralph McDevitt officiating. Interment will follow at the Wallin FamilyCemetery



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  • Created by: Mike Gahagan
  • Added: 13 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 113776323
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Douglas “Doug” Wallin (30 Jul 1919–15 Mar 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113776323, citing Wallin Family Cemetery, Revere, Madison County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Mike Gahagan (contributor 48045332) .