Martin, Elvin Moore

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Elvin M. Martin passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at Lewis Gale Hospital. He was born January 10, 1917 and resided in Floyd all his 88 years of life.

Mr. Martin was the former owner of Martin’s Heating and Refrigeration in Floyd for many years. Elvin had a caring heart and desire to help others. He was the type of man who would get out of his warm bed to come fix your furnace at 2 a.m. with 4″ of snow outside and a temperature of zero.

Mr. Martin is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Frances P. Martin; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Paul and Barbara Martin, Floyd, Glenwood and Donna Martin, Christiansburg, Frank Martin, Floyd; one daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Edwin Conner, Copper Hill; two sisters and three brothers-in-law, Chlonetia and Arlie Thompson, Floyd, Mavin and Jack Steele, Greensboro, N.C., and Elmer Webb, Floyd; one sister-in-law: Coreen Martin, Christiansburg; seven grandchildren, Sandy Huff, Teresa Martin, Stacy Martin, Tammy Martin-Whorley, Cindy Weaver, Cecil Martin, and Leisa Martin; seven great-grandchildren, Brandon, Rusty, Jackson, Robert, Courtney, Joshua and Chase; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday October 22, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home with Dr. Graham Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 until 9 p.m. Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.