Mrs. Martha Smith Anderson Martin

Published 8:00 pm Monday, February 25, 2019

Martha Smith Anderson Martin, 85, of LaGrange, Georgia, peacefully passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at Hospice of LaGrange.

Mrs. Martin was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Columbus, Georgia, to the late Ocie D. Smith and Mary Willie (Curlee) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, James C. Anderson and O.D. Martin; step-mother, Anne Smith; great-grandson, Ethan Anderson Moone. Mrs. Martin worked 22 years at radio station WTRP, retiring as station manager. Previously, she had been the local correspondent for the Atlanta Journal.  In 1981, she and her husband, James, opened “Family Tree” dedicated to preserving the county records and helping others research their family heritage.  She served several years as the Troup County Historian.  She was an active member of the West Georgia Genealogical Society, the past president of women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce, The American Cancer Society, The Troup Heart Fund and the United Way. She was a member of Trinity on the Hill Church. She also received the Yellow Jacket District Award of Merit from the Boy Scouts. 

Survivors include her children, Delane Knight (Ricky), Susan Hancock of Charleston, SC, Teresa Bain, Kelly Anderson (Della); stepdaughter, Jan Martin Lockerbie (Brian); grandchildren, Eddie Moone (LaLani), Ben Moone (Michelle), Mandy Knight Smith, Jennifer Knight, Catherine Garman (Brett), Christopher Bain, Daphney Bain, Kenneth Bain, Austin Bain, Brian Anderson, and Abbie Anderson; step-grandchildren, David Lockerbie and Lauren Lockerbie Hill (Danny); six great grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Smith (Leila); one step-sister, Tina Carden of Columbus, Georgia; a sister-in-law, Ednalen Anderson of Bakersfield, California; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The gathering of family and friends will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with Mr. Dan Wooten and the Rev. Hope Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Shadowlawn Cemetery.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Trinity on the Hill in memory of Martha S. Martin.

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Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636.