Martin, Hester Walters

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Hester Walters Martin, 95, of Christiansburg, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2006.

She was a retired employee from Leggett Department Store and a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Moses Martin; brothers, Clyde Walters and Winton Walters; sisters, Mamie W. Creed and Francis W. Moores; daughters, Ann Yvonne Martin and Nancy Martin Reynolds.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Michael (Butch) Wayne and Margaret Martin; grandchildren, Bruce Reynolds and wife, Irene; Bosha M. Nelson and husband, Michael; Rosezonda M. Hudgins, Eric C. Martin and wife, Karen; Timmy Scott and wife, Patricia; great-grandchildren, Bruce Reynolds, Dana Reynolds, Thomas M. Nelson, Tyler V. Nelson, Jonathan M. Hudgins, Joshua W. Hudgins, Serena E. Martin, Noah C. Martin; numerous nephews and nieces and a special lifetime friend, Ella Burke Simpkins.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2006, at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Allan Burke officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 176; Christiansburg, Va. 24073-0176 or the Christiansburg Fire Department, 110 Depot Street; Christiansburg, Va. 24073. The Martin Family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, 382-2612. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com .