Martin, Ronsford James

Jim Martin, 78, of Salem died March 10, 2010. He served his country in the U.S. Army for two years and the Army Reserve for 10 years. He was a truck driver and fleet manager for Sav-A-Stop for 23 years. Preceding him death were his parents, Graden and Zettie Martin, and brothers, Bob, Eddie and Roy Martin. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Shirley Martin; sons Ronnie, Jeff and Darryl Martin; daughter Melissa Grant and husband Granville; grandchildren Adam and Lauren Martin and Zeb Grant; sisters Kathleen Alls and husband Buddy, Virginia Wells, Evelyn Yates and husband Gene, Dorothy Boothe and husband Jack and Nancy Whitmer and husband Bobby. A funeral service was held March 13 at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem with Pastor Elwood Carwille officiating. Interment followed in Butt’s Cemetery.

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