John Martin

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."


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