Rev. Howard Martin
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.