Mary Glennis Martin Smith

April 25, 1921 – January 17, 2012

Mary Glennis Martin Smith, 90, of New Hope, passed away Tuesday. She was a native of Madison County and was a member of the Owens Cross Roads Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by father, John Creadie Byrom, mother, Onra Mae Byrom, husband, Claude Martin, husband, Ed Smith, grandson, Billy Martin, Jr., sister, Elsie Kornell, brothers, Dennis Byrom, Cecil Byrom, Clinton Byron, John Credie Byrom, Jr., and Phillip Earl Byrom.

Surviving are son, James C. (Ann) Martin of Owens Cross Roads, son, Billy W. (Pat) Martin of Batesville, AR, daughter, Mary Ann (Edwin) Parks of Grant, son, Dennis A. (Jorene) Martin of Grant, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, brother, Jerry Byrom of Huntsville, brother, Jackie Byrom of Huntsville, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Friday at 2:00 pm with Bro. Harold Kelly, Bro. Steve Kelly, and Bro. Edwin Parks officiating.

Interment will be in the Valhalla Memory Gardens.


10 thoughts on “Mary Glennis Martin Smith

    • Thank you Ann, for your sweet comments about Mother. She was a good Christian woman who did many wonderful works for the Lord. We truly miss her and Daddy. Our lives now have a void.

      Mary Ann

  1. My dear “MeMa”. Thank you for all your kindness as only you could give. You always had a special gift of wisdom and I will always be grateful to have you in my life. All my love. May you rest in peace. Much love. Susan Martin, Cumming, GA.

    • Susan, thank you so much for your precious comments about Mother. She was a good Christian woman, as you know, who loved the Lord. We surely miss her and Daddy.
      Love you – Mary Ann

  2. Dennis, My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. It’s very hard to give parents up but we do not have any say in the matter of life and death. I so glad you had her all these years. Your memories of her will never fade.

  3. Dennis, sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I will remember all of your family in my prayers during this difficult time.

  4. Mary Ann and Dennis,
    I was so very sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. A wonderful mom stays with us forever in our hearts, and your memories will help soften your sadness of the moment. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Ginny, thank you so much for your comments about Mother. She was a great Christian lady, who loved the Lord. What a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

      I know you miss your sweet Mother. She was a great teacher for me.

      Thanks again,
      Mary Ann

  5. Dennis, Our Moms are very special and it’s so very hard to give them up. You and I both had to let them go last week but I feel we both were so blessed to have had our Moms longer than many of our classmates. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your precious memories be a source of healing and comfort.

  6. To all my friends and family. Thank you so much for you kind words of comfort and encouragment. Those of you who knew mom knew a truly godly woman. She lived for the lord and her family, and loved life dearly.Hundreds of people came to visit and pay their respects, and from the bottom of my heart, I thank each and every one of you
    Dennis Martin

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