Stoneville, N.C., – Marie Thacker Martin, age 76, of 653 Paw Paw Road, Stoneville, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013, at Morehead Memorial Hospital.
A funeral service will be held on 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Matthews Chapel United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway, Va.
Marie was born March 1, 1937, in Ridgeway to the late Albert Thacker and Mary Wilson Thacker. She was a graduate of Drewry Mason High School, Class of 1955. Marie retired from Tultex in Martinsville after 30 + years of service. She was active in the United Methodist Women and loved being able to go Myrtle Beach.
Preceding her in death, along with her parents, were her husband, Junior; a daughter, Judy Martin; and an infant brother, Irvin Thacker.
Surviving are a son, Mike Martin and wife, Letitia of Ridgeway; a brother, Ronnie Thacker and wife, Phyllis of Ridgeway; a granddaughter, Ashley Martin and her fiance, Thomas Foster, and his daughter Emma, all of Ridgeway; a grandson, Brandon Martin and wife, Lyla of Brainerd, Minn.; special friends, Elsie Gray, her longtime neighbor, and Rev. Billy Towery and wife, Karen, of Charlotte, N.C.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Fair Funeral Home and other times at Marie's home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com