Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Virginia Eller Martin


09/24/1924 - 11/23/2018


Virginia Eller Martin, age 94 of Hayesville, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at her residence.

Virginia was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County, NC. She was a daughter of the late Clifford and Josephine Patterson Eller. Virginia had lived in Alaska, Washington, Michigan and Florida before moving back to Hayesville in 1989. She was a member of Truett Memorial Baptist Church, loved playing golf at Chatuge Golf Course and was an active volunteer in the community.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, John Martin; infant brother, Alvin Eller and a sister, Jo Ann Eller.

Virginia is survived by her daughter, Janice Hicks and husband Robert; sons, Mike Martin and wife Janis and John Martin, Jr. all of Hayesville; sister, Lochie Owens and husband Basil of Hayesville; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

A Memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. Rev. Johnny Foster will officiate.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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