Native of Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia. Graduated from Emory and Duke; residency at Tulane; surgical pathology fellowship at Baylor/Houston. Son of Wallace Ford Martin and Dorothy Latranquil Ayers Martin; grandson of Zachariah Zack Martin and Retha Jane Acree Martin of Banks/Franklin County, as well Plumer Ayers Sr. of Cornelia, Habersham County, and Myrtle Ann Garrison of the Mt. Pleasant area of Banks County. Great grandson of Derrell Andrew Martin and Julia Kesler, James Knox Acree and Nancy Catherine Banks, James Thomas Ayers and Latranquil Massey, as well as Benson Bascom Garrison and Henrietta Anderson. Special interest in confirmation of lines with DNA since I am an anatomic and clinical pathologist, and hospital laboratory director of three hospitals.