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Martin Clara  Martin Clara
Female 1912 - 2011

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  • Birth  30 May 1912  Carbon, Eastland County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  20 May 2011  Shenandoah, Montgomery County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • May 30, 1912 to May 20, 2011
      Published:
      Saturday, June 4, 2011 2:16 AM CDT
      Clara Elma Martin Morton of Shenandoah, passed away May 20, 2011 at her home at the age of 98. She was born in Carbon on May 30, 1912 to David Tandy Martin and Emma Josephine Middleton Martin.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Emma Martin; husbands, Durant Smith and Grady Morton; sisters, Perle Bailey and Ethel Bailey; brother, Everitt Martin; daughters, Maxine Smith Gaines, Joyce Morton Smith, Joy Ann Smith Hendrix and Linda Morton Rugeley; son, Robert Morton; and 3 grandchildren.

      Clara is survived by daughters, Yvonne Morton Strum and husband Jack of Port Hadlock, Wash., Carla Morton Oshman and husband, Raymond, of Sugar Land and Carolyn Morton of Shenandoah; son, Richard Buddy Morton and wife, Glenda, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; son-in-law, Joe Gaines; 18 grandchildren; several great-and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

      Visitation was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Heritage Funeral Home in Bowie. Graveside services followed in the Elmwood Cemetery with Pastor Scott Melton of the United Methodist Church of Bowie officiating.

      Arrangements entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home.


    Buried  24 May 2011  Elmwood Cemetery, Bowie, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I351  Middleton and Extended Families
    Last Modified  26 Jun 2011 
     
    Father  Martin David Tandy,   b. 03 Jan 1877, Tupelo, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1951, Carbon, Eastland County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Middleton Emma Josephine,   b. 21 May 1878, Wright County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1959, Carbon,Eastland County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  01 Aug 1900  Fuson, Wright County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents Genealogy: Martin-Middleton-Reed-Oliver Families
    By Clara Martin Smith Morton: Written 1987
    Family ID  F138  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Smith Durant,   b. 12 Aug 1907,   d. 08 Apr 1936 
    Children 
     1. Smith Maxine Clarice,   b. 17 Mar 1930, Carbon, Eastland County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 2008, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  26 Jun 2011 
    Family ID  F288  Group Sheet
     
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     Clara Elma Martin Smith Morton
    Clara Elma Martin Smith Morton
     
    Documents Genealogy: Martin-Middleton-Reed-Oliver Families
    By Clara Martin Smith Morton: Written 1987