(Virginia)  Martin

Mrs. Martin, age 91, died December 15, 2021 at the Woodlands of Furman in Greenville, SC after a long illness. Born January 7, 1930 in Shady Dale, GA, Carolyn was the daughter of the late Ben Dayton Newton and (Mary) Virginia Blackwell Newton. She has one sister, Bennie Katheryn Newton Connelly, formerly of Monticello, GA who now resides in Greensboro, GA. Carolyn was married 60 years to Alton L. Martin Sr. until his death on April 7, 2011. Carolyn was the Valedictorian of her graduating class at Monticello High School, Monticello, GA in 1946. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from GA State College for Women, Milledgeville, GA in 1950 and her Master's degree in Business Administration from Winthrop College, Rock Hill, SC. She was a teacher at Indian Land High School, Lancaster County, SC. She taught business machines and short hand, and was also honored as a Teacher of the Year during her tenure. Carolyn and Al made their first home in Atlanta, GA and thereafter in Cincinnati, Ohio; Portsmouth, Ohio; Trenton, Michigan and For Mill, South Carolina. Carolyn was a devoted mother and accomplished homemaker. She was gifted with an ability to sew and she made many of her daughters' clothing for special occasions. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing scrabble and bridge. She is survived by her daughters: Ginny Martin Ruffner of Seattle, WA; Kay Martin Argroves (Barry) of Madison, GA; Melinda Martin Jester of Cape Canaveral, FL and son Alton L. Martin, Jr (Laura) of Greenville, SC. Additionally, she is survived by sever grandchildren she loved dearly: Nathan and Lindsey Argroves, Ben and Olivia Jester, and Alton III, Mary Carolyn and C. Rosser Martin. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 due to COVID concerns. Jordan Funeral Home, Monticello, GA was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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