| Cherryville – Mrs. Bertha Anthony Martin, 81, of Lincoln Nursing Center, formerly of Cherryville, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center – Lincoln.
Mrs. Martin was born in Lincoln County, NC on November 12, 1930 a daughter of the late Nathan Lester Anthony and Ila Smith Anthony. She retired from Fort Bend School System in Texas as a cafeteria worker and was a member of Second Baptist Church in Cherryville.
Survivors include a daughter, Donna Putnam and husband Richard of Cherryville; son Mike Ware and wife Vickie of St. Louis, Missouri; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Kermit Ware, second husband, Robert Martin, three children, Van Ware, Lorie Jaskowiak and Lisa Ware, five brothers and three sisters and two grandchildren, Derek Ware, Michelle Mull and one great grandchild, Kyle Sanders
Visitation will be on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 9:45 until 10:45am at Second Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and at other times the family will be at the home of Donna and Richard Putnam, 110 Dick Beam Rd. Cherryville.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11:00am at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Staton officiating.
Burial will be in Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 201 Houser St. Cherryville, NC 28021.
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Martin family.