James Carl Martin, age 77, of Murphy, NC passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Murphy Medical Center.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC. James was the son of the late John Robert and Ora Anderson Martin. He had worked for MGM brakes in Quality Control. James enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and gardening. James loved spending time with his family. He had owned and operated his own sawmill. He was a member of the New Martins Creek Baptist Church and the Cherokee Masonic Lodge #146.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Rowland Martin; brother, Ralph Martin; and sister, Ann Ledford.
He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Vespasian and Laurie Radford both of Murphy, NC; one step-daughter, Dawn Flowers of Mineral Bluff, GA; one sister, Louella Woods of Surrency, GA; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC. Rev. Aud Brown and Rev. Hoyt Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the New Martins Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with masonic rites conducted by the Cherokee Lodge #146. Pallbearers will be Jeremiah Barnard, William Vespasian III, Emory Mixon, Dennis Bishop, Tristen Flowers, Eli Flowers and Paige Brinke.
The family will receive friends from 11 AM to 1 PM Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weigarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909.
Townson Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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