Martin, Norilla Mae

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Norilla Mae Martin, 91, of Denton, Texas and formerly of Christiansburg, Va. died on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at her home. She was born July 18, 1916 in Ferrum, Va. to Conner B. and Nannie (Boyd) Hall.

She was married to Harry S. Martin in December 1938 in Ferrum, Va. He died on November 11, 1996. She was a member of the Baptist Church, and was a retired Antique Dealer having owned the Martin Antique Shop in Christiansburg, Va. for 50 years.

Mrs. Martin is survived by her daughter and son in law, Mildred J. (Jo) and Keith Briggs of Denton; a sister, Alpha Nicholson of Bel Aire, Md.; two granddaughters, Jenny J. Wood and Michelle Smith and husband, Kevin, of Denton; six greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sons, Powell W. Martin and General Allen (Buddy) Martin.

There will be a visitation at the Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg, Va. on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 from 10 until 11:30 a.m. with a graveside service at 12 Noon at the Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg, Va. The Martin family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, Va. On line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting