DeLoach (Johnson) Martin

Born: Sat., Aug. 12, 1933
Died: Sat., May 18, 2019


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Mon., May 20, 2019
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Mon., May 20, 2019
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel


Location: Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. DeLoach J. Martin, age 85 of Swainsboro, GA  on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Summer Willow Personal Care Home in Nunez, GA.

Funeral services will be Monday, May 20, 2019 in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel at 3:00 PM with Rev. Franklin Sasser officiating.

Entombment will follow at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, May 20, 2019 from 2:00 PM till time of service.

Pallbearers are Terry Bell, Malachi Lockett, Calvin Lockett, Chris Whitehead, Roy Lin Stroud and Penton Allen.

Honorary Escorts will be Summer Willow Residents and Staff and the Richard Holder F amily.

Mrs. Martin was born August 12, 1933 in Garfield, Emanuel County, GA to the late Taylor D. and Myra Gay Johnson.  She was owner of Martin's Grocery until 1995, loved fishing and shopping with a passion.  Being a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother spending time with her family was her greatest joy.  Mrs. Martin was a member of Garfield Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Charles A. Martin Sr.; son, Charles A. "Chuck" Martin Jr.; sister, Frances  Oxford and brother, Toby Gay Johnson.

Survivors include:

One Daughter: Chris Martin Bennett (Jerry) of Midville, GA

Two Grandchildren: Mandi Martin Brinson (Billy) and Chris Whitehead (Kristen).

Five Great-Grandchildren: Bentley Brinson, Blakely Brinson, Finley Brinson, Aidan whitehead and Cameran whitehead.

Daughter-In-Law: Renee I. Martin, nieces, nephews and extended family.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of  Mrs. DeLoach Martin of Swainsboro, GA


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Dianne Holder
   Posted Sun May 19, 2019
Randall and I just want you to know that we are so sorry. And if you need us, please call.

William and Rita Burke Herrington
   Posted Sun May 19, 2019
Chris, we are so sorry about the passing of your mother. She was always a beautiful and sweet lady. I'm sure you have a lifetime of good memories to get you thru this. Love and prayers. 9

Angie Ellington Giles
   Posted Sun May 19, 2019
You will be missed, we have had some good laughs. Peace and comfort for all

Yvonne boyd
   Posted Sun May 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss. She was a joy to be around. She will be missed .

Dianne Schoen
   Posted Sun May 19, 2019
Chris,Jerry,Mandy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ms.Martin passing . My prayers are with you. Love, Dianne

   Posted Sun May 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss. DeLoach was a good person. I'm sure she will be missed by all those that knew her.

Debra A Thomas
   Posted Mon May 20, 2019
Deepest condolences from the bottom of my heart. We are praying that you find comfort in the Lord and the many people that cared about your dearly departed. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Margie Andrews & Family

Deborah Muns Bussell
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
Dear Chris, John and I are so very sorry and heartbroken to hear of your mother's passing. All the years I knew you and knew your family had the store, I never had the opportunity to meet your mother, but these last few years, have been a treasure for us. We came to know just what a wonderful, loving individual she was. She always greeted us with a smile and a hug.

Just last week, when we went for a visit, she was so very happy to see us. Although she was a little slower, the light in her eyes still shone bright with love. I am certain you will miss her dearly. But treasure the memories of the wonderful person she was and the shared memories you had together. I know we will.

With Deepest Sympathy,

John and Deborah Bussell

Lei Tomberlin Falotico
   Posted Wed May 22, 2019
Dear Chris and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I have only just heard this. She and Mama (and me on many occasions) had TOO much fun and laughter. Deloach was such a good friend to my Mama and I was so thankful they had each other. You are in my prayers and I will certainly keep all those memories in my heart.