Alva William Martin
Alva William Martin 62, 319 S 15th St dies at 2:45 pm Friday at
the Casey Manor Nursing Home. He was engaged in the loggin and timber
Mr. Martin was born in Mt Vernon, Jan. 16, 1920, the son of
William and Clara Mae (Brown) Martin. He first married Virginia Vaughn
and later Wanda Riley, both of whom preceded him in death. On
March 28, 1953 he married Helen Winemiller, who survives.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Monday at the Hughey Funeral
Home with David Jones officiating. Burial will follow in West Salem Cemetery.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.
1376 of Mt Vernon.
In addition to his wife, survivors include one son, John Martin of Mountain
Home, Ark; four daughters, Mrs Ronald (Sheila) Dye , Mrs Leroy (Aileen) Williams
and Mrs Paul (Linda) Yanez, all of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs John (Frances) Wheeler
of Bishop Hill; 16 grandchildren; four brothers, Roy and Delbert Martin, both of
Aurora, Carl Martin of Anchorage, Alaska, and Richard Martin of Mt Vernon: 3
sisters, Mrs. Henry (Mary) Flores of Gilroy, CA, Mrs. Jim (Edna) Dial of Yorkville
and Mrs. Jerry (Thelma) Kluck of Mt Vernon, and several nieces and nephews.
An army veteran of World War II, Mr Martin was a member of the VFW post
No 1376 and was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Submitted by Kim Martin