Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


October 6, 2012

Gene Martin - 1927-2012

ARGILLITE — Eugene “Gene” Martin, 85, of Argillite, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

Mr. Martin was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Pactolus, a son of the late Robert and Carrie Blevins Martin.

He was also preceded in death by two sons, Aubrey Martin and Wendall Martin; two sisters, Betty Hamilton and Lucy Mae Stepp; and four brothers, Ed Martin, Ralph Martin, Troy Martin and Roy Martin.

Gene loved to fish and was retired from CSX Railroad.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Freeda Alfair Harris Martin; one son, William Dale (Debbie) Martin of Flemingsburg; one daughter, Roberta Ann ( John) McGlone of Grayson; one brother, Robert “Bobby D” (Eula) Martin of Argillite; four sisters, Phyllis (Ray) Rose of Argillite, Ruth (Charlie) Rose of Flatwoods, Josephine (Clyde) Bradford of Grayson and Dorothy Forbes of Argillite; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, with Bill Bush officiating. Burial will be in the Oldtown Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the funeral.

Condolences may be sent to reedfuneralhome.us.

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