Rev. Howard Martin

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Rev­erend Howard (CR) E. Martin, 84, passed away on Wed­nes­day, June 25, 2014 at his home in Cedar­town.

Born on Aug. 18, 1929 in Polk County Ge­or­gia, he was the son of the late Wil­liam Grady Martin and Cordie Cog­gins Martin. He was pre­ceded in death by two sis­ters, Ma­bel Fer­gu­son and Mil­dred Pritch­ett and three broth­ers, Exel Fowler, Buddy Martin and Hu­bert Martin.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 60 years, Louise Kelley martin, one son An­thony (Tony) Howard Martin and daugh­ter- in- law Terri Martin, one daugh­ter Kelley Dianad­rina Martin, one grand­daugh­ter Tonya Martin Timms and two great-grand­chil­dren Der­ick Ivie Timms and Vic­to­rya Woodard.

He served his county with honor in the United States Army Air Corp while be­ing sta­tioned in the Philip­pines dur­ing World War II. He was a Re­tiree of Gen­eral Mo­tors Lakewood in At­lanta and a mem­ber of Faith Bap­tist Church, Brother Danny Tucker, pas­tor.

His great­est love was his God and Sav­ior, Je­sus Christ, whom he faith­fully served and was a true evan­ge­list. He preached and wit­nessed for the Lord, when­ever the Spirit moved him. He sang praises to the Lord for many years with his wife and friends, Ray­mond and Ruth Glenn. He was saved in 1962 at the Union Grove Bap­tist Church where he later re­ceived a li­cense to preach.

Rev­erend Martin’s fa­vorite scrip­ture was John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only be­got­ten Son, that whoso­ever be­lieved in Him should not per­ish but have ev­er­last­ing life.

A funeral ser­vice was held at Faith Bap­tist Church at 2 p.m. Satur­day, June 28 and was of­fi­ci­ated by Rev. Danny Tucker, Rev. Andy Fen­nell and Rev. Randy Stephens. In­ter­ment was at Northview Cemetery in Cedar­town, Ge­or­gia.

Pall­bear­ers were Der­ick Timms, Steve Gable, Jimmy Swaf­ford, David Gilley, Her­schel Wright, Eric Scott, Buddy Vines and Tim Chris­man.

Gam­mage and Sons of Cedar­town con­ducted funeral ar­range­ments.

Mrs. Chris­tine Coff­man Meers, age 83 of Rock­mart, Ge­or­gia passed away Thurs­day, July 17, 2014.

Mrs. Meers was born on Feb. 5, 1931 in Walker County, daugh­ter of the late Roy Coff­man and the late Annie Mae Akins Coff­man. She was a mem­ber of the Spring­dale Bap­tist Church and re­tired from the Owens-Illi­nois Glass Plant.

Sur­vivors in­cluded her hus­band, Charles E. Meers of Rock­mart to whom she was mar­ried 61 years; two sons, Larry Meers of Rock­mart and Ed­die Meers of Cedar­town; sis­ter, Betty Pear­son of Snel­lville; four broth­ers, Luther Coff­man of Fort Worth, Texas, Ivey Coff­man of Dal­las, Marvin Coff­man of Bre­men and Pete Coff­man of Trion; three grand­chil­dren and three great-grand­chil­dren also sur­vived.

Funeral ser­vices for Mrs. Meers were held on Sun­day, July 20 at 2 p.m. at Eastview Bap­tist Church with Rev. Jimmy Coff­man, Rev. Regi­nald Camp­bell and Rev. Bobby McDow­ell of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment ser­vices fol­lowed in the fam­ily lot of the Spring­dale Bap­tist Church Cemetery.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Don Coff­man, Keith Coff­man, Mark Harde­gree, Alex Hens­ley, Bill Bell and Nigel Camp­bell.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as honorary pall­bear­ers: Luther Coff­man, Ivey Coff­man, Marvin Coff­man, Pete Coff­man, Jimmy Coff­man and Tony Street­man.

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Free­man Har­ris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral ser­vice for Mrs. Chris­tine Coff­man Meers.

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