Earnest E. Martin

February 5, 2013

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Visitation:
Henry Road Plymouth OH 44865 2/6/2013 13:00:00

Visitation 2:
2/5/2013 15:00:00

Service:
Henry Road Plymouth OH 44865 2/7/2013 11:30:00

Earnest Martin, age 71, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born on February 7, 1941 in Knott County, Kentucky to the late Berlin and Marie (Slone) Martin.
Earnest was a kind loving family man who lived his life for his family and friends. In his last days his main concern was spending what time he could with his babies. He could often be found sitting outside his house, watching cars go by so he could wave at friends, and they in turn watched for him to be sitting there. He was loved and respected by all and his passing will leave a void in many hearts.
On June 6, 1964 Earnest married the love of his life, Nella Faye (Osborne) Martin and shortly after settled here in Ohio, becoming a life long resident of Plymouth. He has been a member of the Family of Love Old Regular Baptist Church since May 17, 1986. He worked at Mayflower in Norwalk, Ohio for thirty-seven and a half years, retiring in 2003. He especially enjoyed working in his garden, and working at the farmer’s markets helping to distribute produce where it was needed.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer “Ginger” McKenzie (Don Spencer); and Libby Martin-Potts (Bill) both of Plymouth; four grandchildren, Jenni (Jeff) Tackett; Jacob (Meagan) Martin; Jayden and Jansen Potts all of Plymouth; six great grandchildren, Jovi, Jaci, Jeric and Jax Earnest Tackett; and Presley and Charlie Martin. He is also survived by four brothers, Harold Ray Martin of Tennessee; William (Gwen) Martin; Larry Martin; and Matt (Sharon) Martin all of Kentucky; four sisters, Berleen (Jack) Bowser of Fairborn, OH; Sandy (Harles) Gibson of Plymouth; Jewell (Kenny) Blair of Kentucky; and Karen (Jim) Jones of Kentucky; four sisters-in-law, Phyllis Burgette; and Jeanetta Osborne both of Willard; Sharon Sanders; and Carolyn Sue Prater both of Kentucky; a brother-in-law, Dannie Osborne of Ironton, OH; many nieces, nephews, close family and friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Geraldine and Beverly Martin; two brothers, Eddie and Ronnie Martin; a sister-in-law, Nancy Osborne; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Charles and Socie Osborne; two brothers-in-law, Jimmie Osborne and Ronald Burgette.
The family would like to extend their thanks and utmost gratitude to the Huron County Kidney Center for all their care and kindness, and to all the family and friends for all their prayers, support, thoughout this difficult time. We can never thank you enough.
Visitation will be held at the Little Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church on Henry Road in Plymouth, Ohio beginning at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 with a service at 6:00 PM and continue until the funeral time of 11:30 AM on Thursday. Elders Delmas Hall and Paul Boggs will officiate. Burial will folllow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

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Jim Holloman - Feb 12, 2013

I just found out about earnest passing, he was a very kind and giving man and I know he is in a better place. I would like to send my prayers to the family for there loss.

Kathy Dawson Brown - Feb 9, 2013

ME AND ALL MY SIBLINGS,kEITH,BARRY,TAMMY,AND TIM ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT EARNIE…HE WAS A GREAT GUY AND VERY KIND…I ALWAYS ENJOYED SEEIN HIM SITTIN OUTSIDE OF HIS HOUSE WHEN I WOULD DRIVE BY…I WOULD ALWAYS WAVE,,SOMETIMES I WONDERED IF HE KNEW WHO I WAS,BUT I THINK HE ALWAYS DID…WE ALL SURELY WOULD HAVE ATTENDED HIS FUNERAL HAD WE HAVE KNOWN…I DIDNT FIND OUT TILL FRIDAY..AND I CALLED ALL MY SIBLINGS AND TOLD THEM…WE ARE ALL SAD.I HOPE U ALL FIND COMFORT IN OUR LORD AND LEAN ON HIM….I THINK HES UP IN HEAVEN NOW WITH MOM AND DAD AND ALL HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS…I WILL MISS SEEIN HIM SITTIN OUTSIDE…..LUV TO ALL THE DAWSON FAMILY….

Ellaree Collins - Feb 7, 2013

Just wanted you to know we will Miss Bro. Ernie.He was “ole Faithful” to Me. He was so faithful to come to Little Ruth Church, We Loved Him & will miss him. Hope God will Give you Comfort & Help You Bear your great Loss. We Love You All. Ellaree & Eurmlee Collins.

Charlie Doan - Feb 7, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed speaking with Mr. Martin and will miss seeing him around town. Your family will be in our prayers and thoughts. You have my deepest sympathy.

Ken and Paula Sturgill - Feb 7, 2013

It is with deepest sympathy we send this message to you. May you rejoice in the joy of knowing what a wonderful husband,father and grandfather Earnie was. Nella Faye, Ginger, Libby and especially Jacob, we could see the love he had for you over the years knowing you. Kenneth always enjoyed his talks and Kenneth James enjoyed his visits to your home with Jacob.Our prayers to all the Martin family. Memories live forever.

Charles & Joanne Nickles - Feb 6, 2013

Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of His Saints. Though our hearts are broken Brother Ernie is enjoying a most peaceful sleep. Nothing will disturb him until that Blessed morning when God will take His children home. He was a special person to me & I was one of his favorite sisters. Couldn’t get him to say I was his favorite. I would settle for being one of them. He was special to Little Ruth. It is like we have lost a member. My heart aches for Nella Faye & the girls, but I pray the Lord will comfort all of you & always remember you can see him again. Heart of love
Charles & Joanne

Bro Larry and Sis patsy Newsome - Feb 6, 2013

We are so glad that we got to know Bro.Earnie as we were passing through this life.He was kind and seemed to treat everyone right.He is better off but his family will not feel better off without him.God bless and comfort his family is our thoughts and prayers.

Jeff Jacobs - Feb 6, 2013

To the entire Martin Family, I’m very sorry to hear about Ernies passing. He was one of the nicest guys you could ever know and will be sadly missed by many. We’ve lost 2 really good, nice people on the top end of Trux recently with Andy being the other. God Bless you all!

Bro. Auttis & Sis Barbara (Porter) Cox - Feb 6, 2013

Nella Faye, I’m sure your HEART is broken and the hard times are coming when you want to ask Brother Ernie something and he is not there. My Dad Andy Bolen sure enjoyed his visits when he came to Kentucky and I’m thankful that I had the pleasure of knowning Brother Ernie. Ernie is resting around the thron now waiting for his family to join him there. May God Bless and keep you and your family in this difficult time. Your friends Brother Auttis and Sister Barbara Cox

Forrest Osborne Sr. - Feb 6, 2013

Uncle Earnie was like my second dad he stood behind me no matter what i did as a young one an he was my second dad !!!! he is one of the men that would tell ya like it was ,an the turth .. i will miss him very deeply !! uncle earnie when you get to heaven there will be no more pain ..an i know that you will be looking over all of us.. right beside my dad!!! I LOVE YOU R.I.P. Uncle Earnie …

Jim & Wanda Sowards - Feb 6, 2013

Nella Faye, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Jim & Wanda Sowards

Evelyn Compton - Feb 6, 2013

God Bless you Nella Faye and family.I love you all!!

Kellie Brown Applegate - Feb 6, 2013

Jacob, Meagan, & girls, so sorry for this terrible loss I know everyone will miss him deeply! I am so thankful you had him growing up because I believe he was a good role model for you & that was something you really needed! Tell the rest of them you all are in my prayers! Love you guys!

Jimmie Parsons - Feb 6, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I worked with him for over 35 years at Mayflower. He was a good guy and will be missed.
Jimmie Parsons

Kim (Gibson) Barnett - Feb 5, 2013

Uncle Earn was a jolly, kind man. I’ve spent many days at the Martin household growing up, and you could count on Earn to make you smile/laugh. From scaring us with his teeth to telling us stories about playing the “dutch boy” for my mom and her sisters, he was always in the mood to smile. Trux Street will never be the same, not being able to wave or beep at Uncle Earn. He has left lasting memories with me as with so many in the family and community.
Love you all
Kim

Harles & Sandy Gibson - Feb 5, 2013

Today, we lost a good friend and Heaven has gained another precious soul.So sorry for the
family of Earnest.As he has told us many times,Prayer can heal us from our sorrow and troubled waters. Bro. Earnie you will be missed by all that knew and loved you. Live on Bro. With the Lord, You will never experance death again. We pray this family can find peace with the help of the Lord Jesus Christ our savior.

Vickie Martin - Feb 5, 2013

I’ve only known Brother Ernie a few years. He was a member of The Family of Love Church and welcomed me with open arms when I joined there in 2009. It was so funny. My married name is Martin and we always had this joke between us. I would call him “Mr. Martin” and he would call me “Mrs. Martin”. People would ask us if we were related and we are….but not thru the Martins but thru the Mosleys. He looked so much like my great great (not sure how many greats) Uncle Clabe it was scary. I sure will miss my loving Brother. I hope to see him again someday.
Love and prayers,
Sister Vickie Martin
Family of Love Church, NNSA

Patrick Family - Feb 5, 2013

Sorry about your lose and we are praying for you

LINDA AND DONALD BRANHAM - Feb 5, 2013

WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.HE WAS A VERY KIND MAN.HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY.GOD HAS WORK FOR HIM TO DO AND HE IS IN A GOOD PLACE.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

Dennis and Nelvia Elkins - Feb 5, 2013

Brother Earnie was a wonderful brother. Wherever I met him, he always showed me love and respect. May God bless his family during this difficult and sorrowful time. By the grace of God, Bro Earnie’s suffering is all over and he is resting with Jesus waiting for that great and noble resurrection where all will be happiness, peace and joy.
In God’s love,
Bro Dennis and Sis Nelvia Elkins

Nada Collins,Johnnie Glee Jude, Karla Conley, Randis Hall and families - Feb 5, 2013

Nellie Faye and Family,
We are very sorry to hear of Earnest’s passing. It is so hard to bear the pain and sorrow of loosing a love one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, wishing we could be with you. We love you and your family

sue vanderpool - Feb 5, 2013

we have lost a precious friend and brother.little ruth church will sure miss him he was as faithful to come as any member we had.may god comfort you all during this difficult time.love you all

Brady and Sandra Slone - Feb 5, 2013

We are so sorry about your loss. Praying for comfort for the family. Brady and Sandra Slone

Bro. Curtie & Sis. Maxine Hall - Feb 5, 2013

So sorry to hear of the passing of our dear Brother also my cousin. Praying for God’s comfort to help you bear the pain and sorrow through this difficult time. He has now found the peace he has been waiting for. Love to you all

denzil caudill - Feb 5, 2013

sorry to here of your loss. he was my cousin,and a brother in christ,my prayers are with you

DELBERT,YOLANDA BREEDING - Feb 5, 2013

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS NELLA FAYE.

Jewell and Ken blair - Feb 5, 2013

It seemed so surreal when I looked at this. It took a while for the realization to hit me that it was Earn. He looks so good, just like I remember him before the sickness took over. I’m extremely thankful that we were able to spend some quality time with him when we visited. I can’t express how much we enjoyed it. It was amazing to see the love he had for his family,and the special way his family cared for him. Love you all and may God bless!
Ken and Jewell

Bro.buddyand sis.carlene - Feb 5, 2013

So sorry we can’t be with you,he was a great clerk of the Family of Love Church we will really miss him.he was always there when he possibly could be.we pray God will bless each one of you .we feel he has gone to a better land.our loss is Heavens gain.we deeply loved him and the family.

The Waugh Family - Feb 5, 2013

So sorry for the loss of a very important person to us. There was nothing like seeing that smile on his face. We looked forward to every time he came to KY and the last time he was here will be a forever, precious memory. May God wrap His arms around this family in their time of sorrow. We love you all.
Barb, Georgene, & Bri Waugh

BriAnna Waugh *BRI* - Feb 5, 2013

I can’t fathom the pain your family is going through but I also know what a special person you were to everyone. My family and I loved you!!! I loved the little peck at the door and whisper of your voice. And just like I promised you the last time you came to visit me, I promise I will NEVER forget you. This doesn’t even seem real to me. This is going to be hard to get use to and the summer will seem so long and boring because I would look forward to seeing you every year. Especially around my birthday. I know you are in Heaven watching over all of us humming and singing while you smile!! I only wish I could have seen you one more time. I love you Nella Faye and I hope you know that your family is very special to mine.
May God Bless This Family!!
LOVE ALWAYS, BRI

angie jacobs blevins - Feb 5, 2013

To my Martin family, I was saddened to hear of this loss of one of my family members on my mother’s (Brenda Faye) side of the family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow and in the days to come. Love and prayers to all. Angie Jacobs Blevins

Scarlett Hall Huttner - Feb 5, 2013

Condolences for your loss, Nella Faye. God Bless and Keep you. I am Yolanda’s sister. Just saying so you know the connection.
Scarlett Hall Huttner & Bill Huttner