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Jessie Mae Martin

Jessie Mae Martin, 98, of Candler, N.C. passed away Thursday Jan. 24, 2019. 

She was a native of Clay County and the daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Passmore Martin. Jessie worked for Gerber as an inspector. She was a simple, hardworking, single mom who loved her son and family. She loved animals, the outdoors and enjoyed sitting in the sunshine. Jessie was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed Sweetwater Methodist Church in Hayesville. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Harrison, Vernon, Guy and Neal Martin; sisters, Frankie Campbell, Lucy and Willie Martin. 

She is survived by her son, Danny Martin and wife, Joyce, of Candler; granddaughter, Christie Martin (James Parlato), of Fla.; step-grandson, Rob Heaton, of Arden, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Aydyn, Axelle and Amity; step-great-grandchildren, Cody, Tyler and Cayden and several cousins and nephews. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Hayesville. Rev. Jackie Sellers officiated. Honorary pallbearers were Kenny, Edwin, Ronnie and Ben Martin, Brad Bandiver, Rob Heaton and Freddie Henson. Burial was in Sweetwater Methodist Church Cemetery. 

The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Hayesville. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley River Humane Society, PO Box 58, Murphy NC 28906. 

Townson-Rose Funeral Home: www.townson-rose. com was in charge of arrangements. 

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997