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Obituary for Carol J. Martin

Carol Jean Martin, 75, of Baker, WV, formerly of Petersburg & Purgitsville, WV died on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the E A Hawse Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Baker, WV.

Carol was born on May 15, 1942 in Takoma Park, MD, a daughter of the late Ernest E. “Gene” and Sylvia Muriel Poland Martin. She previously worked at the Potomac Highlands Guild Sheltered Workshop in Moorefield, WV and was a member of the Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church in Purgitsville, WV.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her aunts: Margel Billmeyer and Eileen Poland both of Rio, WV; Rilla Lee Carpenter of Romney, WV; Anne Poland of Laurel, MD; Glendora Poland of Cumberland, MD; and her uncles: Harold Poland of Springfield, VA and James Poland of Laurel, MD.

She is preceded in death by four aunts: Ruby Giffin, Iris Stamford, Leatha Poland and Shirley Poland and eight uncles: Robert Giffin, Ted Stamford, Woodrow Poland, Dwight Billmeyer, Keith Poland, Paul Poland, Bill Carpenter and Weldon Martin.

A funeral service will be held at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Rio, WV on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Officiating will be Pastors David Tewdt & Nick Yurcaba. Interment will follow in the Rio cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the E.A. Hawse Nursing & Rehab Center’s Bingo & Resident Council Funds, C/O Jennifer Moreland- Activities Director, 18086 St. Route 55, Baker, WV 26801.

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church

15096 Augusta-Ford Hill Rd
Rio, WV 26755





2:00 PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church

15096 Augusta-Ford Hill Rd
Rio, WV 26755

Cemetery Details


Rio Cemetery

153 Mountain View Orchard Ln
Baker, WV 26801

Memorial Contribution

E.A. Hawse Nursing & Rehab Center's Bingo & Resident Council Funds

C/O Jennifer Moreland
18086 ST. Route 55
Baker, WV 26801

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