Obituary: Joanne Payne MartinOct 15th, 2013 | By Admin | Category: Obituaries
Joanne Payne Martin, age 74, of Riverside Acres, Donaldsonville, Ga., passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at the Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakeley, Ga. Her funeral was held Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home, 21802 Lucile Road or Hwy 39 S., Blakely, Ga. There was a visitation Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home in Madison. The graveside service was held Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Lee, FL. with Rev. Toby Martin officiating both the funeral service in Georgia and the graveside service in Florida. Mrs. Martin was born March 2, 1939 in Jacksonville to the late John Thompson Payne, Sr. and Anna Mildred Rowell Payne. She was a member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church in Donaldsonville, Ga., and was a homemaker. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Shepard Martin, Sr. Her survivors include her daughter, Marilyn Jennings of Donaldsonville, Ga.; two sons, Fred S. Martin, Jr. and his wife Wendy of McAlpin and Dennis C. Martin and his wife Edith of Live Oak; two sisters; her twin Jean Bembry of Dowling Park, and Janice Yarborough of Madison; one brother, John Thompson Payne, Jr. and his wife Maryanne of Dumfries, Va.; four grandchildren; Tonya Jennings of Tallahassee, Kyle Jennings of Honolulu, Hawaii, Rev. Toby Martin and Tanner Martin, both of Live Oak; 11 great-grandchildren and a special friend and caretaker, Barbara Wallace of Donaldsonville, Ga. Beggs Funeral Home, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.