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Lessie Carroll Martin
Lessie Carroll Martin, 82, of 5220 Old Wallace Road, passed away Tuesday, August 5th, 2014, at her residence.

Born in Smyrna, she was the widow of JD (Duce) Martin and the daughter of the late Jim and Madge Bolin Carroll. After working in textiles, Mrs. Martin went on to being a biscuit maker at Hardee's for ten years. She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.

Mrs. Martin is survived by four daughters, Brenda Peterson and husband Wayne of Blacksburg, Deborah White and husband Paul of Sharon, Penny Thompson and husband Phillip of clover, and Brittany Medrano and husband Josh of the home; nine grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her son, J.D. "Sonny" Martin, Jr. and granddaughter Rylee Alaina Medrano, brothers Boyce (Paw) Carroll, Love Carroll, William (Coon) Carroll, Cole (Shack) Carroll, James (Tham) Carroll, and Joseph (Shorty) Carroll and her sister Ruby Madge Carroll.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Gordon Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Smyrna Baptist Church with Rev. Lucky Earls and Rev. Joe Mullis officiating. Interment will follow at Canaan United Methodist Church Cemetery. William Carroll, Mike Carroll, Gary Carroll, James Martin, Charles Edward Martin, and John Wayne Bolin will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Preacher's Sunday School Class at Smyrna Baptist Church, 1613 McGill Highway, Smyrna, SC 29743 or to Agape Hospice, 1060 Boiling Springs Road Suite 2, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

The family will be at the residence.

The Book of Memories is available at 
www.gordonmortuary.com

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