MAYSVILLE - Wilburn Lee Martin, 95, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014.
He was born in Union Point, the son of the late Lee Oliver and Leila Tolbert Mize Martin. Mr. Martin served in the United States Army during World War II in the African and European Theater. He was self-employed as a carpenter, a farmer, and was a member of Oconee Baptist Church. Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Wilda “Bill” Wheeler Martin; sister, Hazel Martin Spencer; brother, George Martin; half brothers, Julian Mize and Summie Martin; and half sisters, Jessie Mize Stancil, Alice Mize Hall, and Georgia Martin Byrd.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jean M. and Charles Wheeler; grandson and wife, Andrew and Mandy Wheeler, all of Maysville; great-grandchild, McKenzie Lynn Wheeler, Maysville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday January 31, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Carlan officiating. Interment will follow at Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oconee Baptist Church, 4554 Hwy. 82 N, Maysville, GA 30558.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com