Born: August 24, 1923
Died: September 05, 2009
Paul Henry Martin, 86, of Dubach, Louisiana passed away Saturday, September 5, 2009 at his home.
Mr. Martin is a member of New Prospect Baptist Church in Dubach. In addition to being a husband to Mary Alice Martin for 62 years, “Papaw” was a friend to all and dearly loved his children and grandchildren. He retired from the Lincoln Parish Police Jury after over 30 years of service and has fully enjoyed retirement for 27 years. Saturday morning breakfasts, Sunday lunches and random visits from any of his family were the highlight of his day. He would always greet his guests at the door, regardless of who they were. Any person that came into contact with Papaw would forever be a friend to him.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Martin, son Jackie Martin, and parents C.W. and Belle Martin, sisters: Olvie Otwell, Doris Otwell, and Jewel Tyree.
Mr. Martin is survived by his children: Martha Lewis, Ken Martin and wife Bitsy, Lisa Caver and husband Mike all of Dubach, daughter-in-law Judy Martin of Ruston; Grandchildren: Jacqueline M. Atkinson and husband Michael of Ruston, Jeff Martin and wife Lisa of Simsboro, Johnny Martin and wife Cristy of Simsboro, Kyle Martin and wife Michele of Dubach, Jimmy Martin and wife Amanda of Dubach, Lacey Heard and husband Ben of Simsboro, Marty Lewis and wife Jan of Ruston, and Logan Caver of Dubach. Great Grandchildren: Bradlee Martin, Mackenzie Martin, Taylor Atkinson, Chance Martin, Emily Martin and Cooper Martin.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday at Owens Funeral Home of Ruston. Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 8 at 2:00 pm in the chapel. Rev. Barry Joyner and Rev. Caroll Holmes will officiate with the interment following at Unionville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Martin, Jimmy Martin, Kyle Martin, Marty Lewis, Michael Atkinson, and Billy Aycock. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Griffin, Wayne Brooks, Clyde Aycock, Mike Hilton and other co-workers at the Lincoln Parish Police Jury. .