Visitation was held Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Galloway & Sons chapel. A graveside service was held Tuesday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
Mrs. Martin was born on May 4, 1922, to James Franklin and Verda Mae (Laney) Herrell in Wills Point. She married Merlin D. Martin on June 7, 1945, in Clovis, N.M. She was a homemaker and lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 2412 in Sargent, Texas, member of the Albuquerque, N.M., Elks Club and of the American Legion Auxiliary in Bay City. She was a Lutheran.
She was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings.
Survivors include her husband, Merlin D. Martin of Beeville; a son, Raymond “Pappy” (Sandra) Martin of Beeville; two sisters, Johnnie Maxie Witherspoon of Dallas and Merline Acuff of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Directors