COMMERCE - Marshall Frederick Cartledge, 83, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014.
A native of Lincoln County, Ga., he was the son of the late Percy Rosser and Cornelia Pope Cartledge and was preceded in death by his first wife, Lila Holliday Cartledge. He attended Washington-Wilkes Elementary School and graduated from Athens High School. Mr. Cartledge received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Georgia. He served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Ordananceman. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, The American Legion, The NRA, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and The Georgia Sheriff's Association. He helped many through his work at The Athens Area Commencement Center.
Marsh later joined Underwater Research in Orlando, Fla., advancing on to working for the United States Government at Eglin Air Force base in Fort Walton Beach Fla., where he worked with the rocket and missile program. One of the most notable was the development of a device to measure the parameters of a nuclear fireball. He was also prominent in cannon ammo. All this time, Marsh was developing an archeological site, the Indian Temple Mound in Ft. Walton Beach Fla., now a museum. He was developing a theory that the Maya Indians had moved from Mexico to the southeast.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Linda Woods Cartledge; daughters, Lila Annulet Cartledge, Irmo, S.C. , Marsha Cartledge Chandler Violini and husband Giuseppe, Blairsville; grandson, Nathaniel Chandler (Jessica), Blairsville; stepsons, Edsel Holt and wife, Demi, and John Holt and wife, Toni, all of Atlanta.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 10, in the chapel at Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev Crist Camden officiating.
Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.