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Alma Martin

November 19, 1927 — June 10, 2022

Alma Lee Martin, age 94 of Paris, died Friday, June 10, 2022, at AHC Paris.

Born November 19, 1927, in Paris, she was daughter of the late Harold Mathison Ellis and the late Sallie Nigel Gateley Ellis.

She married Wilburn Franklin Martin May 18, 1946, who preceded her in death April 11, 2010.

Alma enjoyed cooking, canning, and gardening. She was a lifelong member of Springhill Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. Her passion in life was loving her grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Cheryl J. (Ron) Eaker, and Roger “Bubba” (Sherry) Martin, both of Paris, six grandchildren, Amelia Kate Martin, Maddie (Robert Buchner) Martin, Cody D. (Kelly) Bumpus, Brady M. Bumpus, Christopher D. Martin, and Tara (Anthony) Johnson; 8 great grandchildren, Tate C. Lee, Savannah R. Houston, Caden Martin, Brayden L. Martin, J. Cooper Johnson, Kera Grace Haines, Eden J. Bumpus, and Opal M. Buchner; two nephews,  Billy Ellis of Texas, and Randy Ellis of Paris; and one niece, Shelia Daughtery of Paris.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Franklin “Dickie” Martin, brothers, Richard Eugene Ellis, and Billy Joe Ellis; a granddaughter, Elizabeth “Libby” Ford; and a great grandchild Kolby L. Johnson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St./ P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN 38242. Visitation will be held Monday, June 13, 2022, Ridgeway Funeral Home from 4 until 7 pm, and continue on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, after 11 am until the service time. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 1 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Pallbearers for the service will be Christopher D. Martin, Cody D. Bumpus, Brady M. Bumpus, J. Cooper Johnson, Caden Martin, and Anthony Johnson.

Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help fight breast cancer www.komen.org.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, June 13, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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