Martin, Gloria Virginia

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Gloria Virginia Martin, 93, of Pembroke, Va., departed this life on Monday morning, December 8, 2008, at Heritage Hall Health Care in Blacksburg. Born in Pembroke on June 3, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Charles Brackett and Lucinda Link Hilton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Aubrey Robert Martin; her daughter, Phyllis M. Hancock; her grandson, Richard Jr. Hancock; her sister, Mae Brumfield; and her brothers, Lester Hilton and Clifton Hilton. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Robert Lee "Dick" Martin, of Pembroke, and Shorty Buster "Buck" Martin, of Princeton, W.Va.; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; and her special friends, Beulah Gibson, Janey Smith, and Debbie Poff. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2008, in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with burial following in the Martin Cemetery nearby. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the services. Online condolences may be sent to