Martin, Viola Stafford

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martin_viola_staffordViola Stafford Martin, 93, died at Springfield Center Lindside, WV, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Viola was a long time member of Cashmere Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and known to be an excellent cook preparing lots of Sunday meals for her grandchildren and their families. Viola also worked outside of her home retiring from VA Tech in 1988.

Viola was born April 8, 1923 in Trigg, VA to the late James and Hattie V. Kirk Stafford. She is the last survivor of seven siblings. She married Earl Byron Martin November 18, 1944 in Pulaski, VA. They were married 53 years. Preceding Viola in death, in addition to her parents, was her husband, Earl Byron Martin, a son in law, Richard Hurley, two sisters, Lydia Foster and Anna Lee Stafford and four brothers, Emory, Wilson, Tuck and Roy Stafford, and a step daughter and husband, Elizabeth and Bill Cupp.

She is survived by two daughters, Marsha Hurley, Peterstown, WV and LaDonna Thompson (Howard), Haymarket, VA, a step son, Charles Martin, Dallas, TX, seven grandchildren, Byron Hurley (Trena), Cashmere, WV, Brennan Hurley (Ginger), South Charleston, WV and Beth Weikle, Peterstown, WV. Also, Stephanie Shirey (Steve), Mechanicsburg, PA, Sabrina Huntzinger (Dan), Bristow, VA, Monica Walker(Sam), Haymarket, VA, Melanie Schroeder (Matt) Mt. Airy, MD and two step granddaughters, Kathy Williams, Phoenix, AZ and Terre Gibson, Pembroke, VA. Others surviving are twelve great-grandchildren: Rachel Hurley, Dylan and Regan McMahan, Jenna Wriston, Ella and Emma Weikle, McKenna Shirey, Kyndall and Rileigh Huntzinger, Graham Walker and Jacob and Aubrey Schroeder. She will also be missed by three very special nieces, Shirley Stafford, Dottie Perdue and Patsy Dinger.

Funeral service will be 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Walt Bonnell and Pastor John Offenberger officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, Sunday. Pallbearers are: Byron Hurley, Brennan Hurley, Dylan McMahan, Graham Walker, Jacob Schroeder, Steve Shirey, Dan Huntzinger, Sam Walker, and Matt Schroeder.
Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.