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James "Edison" Martin

October 17, 1931 — April 6, 2024


James Edison Martin, 92, of Polkton, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2024, at McWhorter Hospice House in Monroe.

Edison was born at home in Polkton on October 17, 1931, to the late James Bennett Martin and Anna Parker Martin.  He was also preceded in death by his sister, Rebecca Martin Aycoth.

Survivors include many cousins, close friends, and church family.

Edison's life was farming and serving at his home church, Rocky Mount Baptist Church. He was very generous.  As an avid gardener, Edison was always sharing his produce with friends and neighbors. He was highly respected by the community and his church family.

A graveside service in celebration of Edison's life will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery in Polkton, officiated by Rev. Marty Quick. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3067 Blonnie Ross Rd., Marshville, NC 28103; or to Gentiva Hospice, 1198 Rockingham Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Martin family.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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