Isabelle Ruth Martin, 88, of Lost Lane in Pearisburg went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday morning August 2, 2005 from Country View Assisted Living in Peterstown. Born in Pulaski County on February 26, 1917 she was a daughter of the late George Thomas and Grace Bird Bayse. She was a devout Christian and a member of Cornerstone Pentecostal Holiness Church in Narrows. She was preceded in death by her husband Hobart D. Martin and a son George Martin.
She leaves to cherish her memory three sons Gilbert Martin and wife Jo Ann of Oxnard, CA, Robert Martin and wife Carol of Dublin, The Rev. Alvis Martin and wife Ella of Fruitland Park, FL; two daughters Margaret L. Young and husband Grady of Dublin, Gladys M. Burton and husband Basil of Narrows; a daughter-in-law Betsy Martin of Gloucester; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother Jack Bird Bayse of Foster Falls; one sister Nellie Neese of Pulaski.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday August 5, 2005 at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.