Charlene Martin passed away in her home in Little Rock, Wednesday, July 20, 2011 after a brief illness. She was born on Christmas Eve, 1925, in Cleveland, Arkansas. She grew up on her parentís farm on Woolverton Mountain and graduated from Formosa High School in 1942. She attended Central Baptist College and graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College. In 1953 she married her husband of 58 years, Bobby D. Martin, in Morrilton. In 1955 she and her family moved to Little Rock. She and her husband were members of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church for 53 years and were longtime residents of the Meadowcliff community in southwest Little Rock.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry P. and Leona Woolverton, and a grandson, Jeffrey W. Martin. She is survived by her husband, Bobby D. Martin; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward H. and Diane Martin of Lawrenceville Ga; a daughter, Susan Miller of Little Rock; two grandsons, Mark Miller of Austin Tx, and David E. Martin, of Lawrenceville Ga.; and one recently arrived great-granddaughter, Hannah Riley Martin, age 4 weeks, of Lawrenceville Ga.
Funeral services will be Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 am at the Roller-Chenal Funeral Home (501)224-8300. Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm the same day at the Martinville Community Cemetery, in Martinville Arkansas.
The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Friday, July 22 at the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Arkansas Hospice, especially nurse Deborah Wright and Dr. Santa Cruz, for their help and support.