Martin, Beulah Meredith

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Beulah Mae (Gay) Martin, 83, of Celestial Heights Road, Pembroke departed this life Monday evening, December 3, 2007 at Heritage Hall Health Care in Blacksburg after a long illness.

Born in Giles County on February 17, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Lacy Snow and Ocie Woods Meredith. Gay was a beloved mother and grandmother who delighted in keeping her home and caring for all of her family, and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, New River Ward in Pembroke.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer C. Martin; her son, Billy Joe Martin; her granddaughter, Sandra Martin; her brothers, Robert, Charles, Jim Bill, and John Lewis Meredith; and her sisters, Nancy Huffman and Ola Evans.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son and daughterin-law, Elmer (Gene) and Phyllis Martin of Ruther Glen, Va.; her daughter Deloris (Sissy) Price of Pembroke; her eight grandchildren, Teresa Martin, Sherry and John Eaton, Angela and Garry Hamblin, Kevin H. Price, Kathy Johnston, Kay Zimmerman, Donna Ratcliffe and Debbie Caverness; her nine great-grandchildren, Chelsey Eaton, John William (JW) Eaton, Greg Hamblin, Barry Elliott, Angel Rode, Matthew Johnston, Michael McGuire, Diana McGuire, and Mary Lytton; her sisters, Geraldine Williams of Newport and Gladys and Franklin Rock of Newport; her brother, Cedric Miller (Shag) Meredith of Christiansburg; her daughter-in-law, Eloise Collins Martin; her beloved canine friend, “Annie;” and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 2 p.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, New River Ward in Pembroke with Bishop Cantrall Martin presiding. Burial will follow in the Martin-Meredith Cemetery on Doe Creek near Pembroke.

The family will receive friends at The Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke on Wednesday evening, December 5, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting