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Washington Funeral Home
Friday November 27th, 2015
1:00pm - 6:00pm

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New Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Saturday November 28th, 2015
2:30pm - 4:00pm

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Elaine Martin

Elaine MartinLaurensElaine Martin, 74, of 102 Coleman St., passed away Monday, August 21, 2017, at Laurens County Memorial Hospital.Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late Ellis F. Martin, Sr. and Sue Coleman Martin. A graduate of Laurens High School, Anderson College, and East Tennessee State University, she was a lifelong member and Sunday School teacher at First United Methodist Church of Laurens. Elaine was librarian at Laurens County Library for 57 years, where the Elaine Martin Local History Room was dedicated in her honor. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Laurens County Genealogical Society, and was a founding member of the Laurens County Museum Board.She is survived by: her brother, Johnny Martin and wife Janice of Mountville; nieces and nephews, Beverly Burns, Jon Martin and wife Shannon, Laurie Powell and husband Joe, Kim Word and husband Benji, and Chuck Strickland; numerous, loving great nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Brenda Martin.In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Ellis Martin, Jr.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 24, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. John Jordan and Rev. Alice MacKeil with burial in Laurens City Cemetery.The family will be at the residence and will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at The Kennedy Mortuary.Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 203, Laurens, SC 29360.Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Elaine Martin please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Laurens City Cemetery
404 North Harper Street
Laurens, SC, 29360


AUG 23. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

The Kennedy Mortuary

606 West Main Street PO Box 282

Laurens, SC, 29360



AUG 24. 2:00 PM (EDT)

First United Methodist Church

244 W. Main St.

Laurens, SC

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Barbara Pitts Campbell sent a virtual gift in memory of Elaine Martin

Barbara Pitts Campbell Aug 26 2017 12:00 AM

Thinking of you Johnny, and all your family. She will certainly be missed. I have always thought the world of Elaine. I have fond memories of her and your mother.Glenda (Power) Huey Gordon

Glenda Gordon Aug 25 2017 12:00 AM

Miss Elaine ,was a Very Sweet Lady,She always Treated me with the upmost Respect,Regardless of what I had Done in my past..She Never Judged Me,! ...Im thankful to have known her She Was an Angel....God Bless The Martin Family! ....,

Brian McDowell Aug 24 2017 12:00 AM

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A candle was lit in memory of Elaine Martin

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A candle was lit in memory of Elaine Martin

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