Merl Artis Martin

October 07, 1932 - November 07, 2011

Merl Artis Martin, 79, of Check, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Frances B. Martin; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Christie Martin and David and Amy Martin; two grandchildren, Emily Martin and Kazey Martin; a special niece, Elizabeth Marshall; a special sister-in-law, Darlene Shelor; and many other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday at Gardner Funeral Home after 1 p.m. where the family will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Condolences to the family may be made at

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Tina&Paul Mabry

November 07, 2011

To Merl's family may the lord be with you in your time of need,so sorry for your loss,I never got the chance to know my uncle Merl but my mother always told me what a good man he was&how she loved her brother,so i know he will be greatly missed by the family that had him in their lives. Sincerely,Tina&Paul Mabry &Hailey Ballinger & Ward Ballinger