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Lewis Henry Martin

SoVaNow.com / May 18, 2017

Lewis Henry Martin, 88, of Halifax, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was born in Halifax County on Sept. 26, 1928, a son of the late John Clem Martin and the late Louise Powell Martin. He was married to Florence Kell Martin and was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Randolph.

Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Florence Kell Martin of the home; one grandson, Barry Dwight Thomas Jr. of Halifax; one granddaughter, Lisa Bliss and husband Steve of South Boston; three sisters, Rosetta Griffin of Randolph, Janie Crowe and husband Bobby of Chase City, Geraldine Virginia Martin of Lynchburg; one brother, Mervin Cecil Martin and wife Ann of South Boston.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carrie T. Reaves and brothers, John Anderson Martin, Raleigh Martin and Julian Martin and sisters, Juanita Russell and Lois Pruitt.

A funeral will be held Friday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Greg Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home and at other times at 4188 Cowford Road, Halifax.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfuneralinc.com.

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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