Wines Martin

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, Feburary 5, 1926
Page One

Mr. Wines Martin Dies After Long Illness Sunday

Mr. Vines Martin, well known Athenian, died at a local hospital Sunday night at 7:45 o'clock. Mr. Martin has been ill for threemonths (sic). He was fifty-three years of age at the time of his death. Mr. Martin was born at Buford, Ga., but came to Athensnineteen (sic) years ago where he has been in business since, a member of the well known firm of Martin Brothers, known throughout northeast Georgia.

The funeral services for Mr. Martin were held from the First Baptist church at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon conducted by Dr. J.C. Wilkinson, Mr. Martin's pastor and assisted by Dr. S.W. Wasson and Rev. J.V.M. Morris, Methodist Ministers. The interment was in the Oconee cemetery, Bernstein Bros., funeral home in charge.

The pallbearers were Messrs. E.L. Moore, Fayette Diel, Ed Hale,, (sic) L.O. Price, E.R. Harris, and R.O. Breazeals, George Joner and Frank Lipscomb.

The honorary pallbearers were Mrssrs. Jake Joel, Gasper Palmisano, M.M. Arnold, F.B. Hinton, B.R. Bloodworth, George Stone, Cobb Lampkin, A.G. Dudley, S.B. Wingfield and Frank Thornton.

Mr. Martin is survived by his widow, Mrs. Azalee Martin, one daughter, Miss Mary Martin, two sons,, Messrs. Jack, Richard Martin, a brother, Mr. Dink Martin, one sister, Mrs. W.W. Martin, of Columbia, S. Carolina.

Mr. Martin, although forced to use a wheel chair on account of an illness, was one of the most cheerful men in Athens. He was manager of the upper Clayton street store of Martin Brothers and his ready smile and cheery salution to passerby made him the friend of hundreds of people who didn't know his name. However, he was well known throughout this section, and leaves a wide circle of friends and acquaintances who will not forget his kindly manner and courage through years of illness that might have caused another man of less determination to give up.