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December 15, 2013

John Edward Martin

TANNERSVILLE, Va. — John Edward Martin, age 72, passed away on December 13, 2013 in Valley Health Care.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Davidson Martin, parents Guye B.  and Margaret Fields Martin, sister Etta Mae Harris and nephews “Jim-Jim” Martin and Ralph “PeeWee” Stevenson, Jr.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law Lynn and Gene Tuell of Saltville, Va. His son and daughter-in-law John and Melonie Martin of Tazewell, Va. His seven grandchildren Amber DeBord and husband Shane of Saltville, Va., Braden Helton of Saltville, Va., Joe Tuell of Saltville, Va., Anthony Tuell and wife Tara of Kingsport, Tenn., David Martin and wife Hailey of Tannersville, Va., Claudine Hardin and husband Seth of Saltville, Va., Ethan Martin of Tazewell, Va. Nine great-grandchildren. Brother  James W. “Jimmy” Martin and wife Mary of Tannersville, Va. Sisters Jane McGhee and husband Howard of Atkins, Va., Hazel Martin Stevenson Carpenter and husband Gus of Roanoke, Va. Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. John E. Martin will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2013 in the D.R. Henderson Funeral Home with Pastor Benny Frye and Brother Jimmy Martin officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the service. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Martin Family Cemetery in Tannersville.

Online condolences may be sent to

D.R. Henderson funeral home in Saltville is serving the Martin family.

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