submitted by Carol Sue Gibbs
John Martin Dead
The death angel again came into our midst on January 20th, 1934, and
called to our friend, Mr. John Martin of Francitas. As all who
suffer from long illness, Mr. Martin was
ready, prepared and waiting to go. He had been
confined to his bed of suffering for nearly a whole year with
pulmonary tuberculosis and knew that his life must, at any moment
be laid down. Last
summer while Mrs. Cumby was conducting her meeting here, he was
converted. Later he was baptized by Bro. Elswick of LaWard and
became a member of the Pentecostal Church.
Up to this time he had been an honest, upright man and had a host
of friends. Mr.
Martin was born in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Jan. 14, 1882. He was
married 24 years ago to Miss Reda Carvell. They came to Texas
fifteen years ago and have been in midst ever
since. Besides his wife and two boys, Floyd
and John Edward, he leaves one sister here,
Mrs. W. R. Joines. To his loved ones we
extend our deepest sympathy and wish to console
them by still calling them our friends and trying to help them
over the hard places in the road of life by
real, true friendliness.
"Grieve not, we wish to say,
He is waiting over the way
He is where there's no pain nor sorrow,
He will meet you on the morrow."