Dorothy L. Martin, 59, of Athens, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at a Knoxville hospital.
A native of Knoxville, she spent the majority of her life in McMinn County.
She was a loving and caring person who loved to fish and spend time with her family, especially with her grandkids. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer Hugh and Muriel L. Crain Hodges; granddaughter, Makayla Rodriguez; sisters: Linda Mosier and Terry Hodges ; and brother, Johnnie Hodges.
She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Howard Martin; children and spouses: Howard Dean Martin and wife, Patricia Ann, Melissa Gouge and husband, Tommy, April Rodriguez and husband, Pablo, and Kevin Howard Martin, all of Athens; eight grandchildren: Jamie Martin and wife, Chelsea, Deann Martin, Brett Gouge, Kyle Gouge, Seth Martin, Tiger Gouge, Gabby Rodriguez, and Kaden Martin; three great-grandchildren: Chelsea Crisp, Aiden Martin and Austin Martin; siblings: Mary King and husband, Rick, of Decatur, Danny Ray Hodges and wife, Pat, of Athens, Joyce Vann and husband, Danny, of Etowah, Kathy Bowers and husband, Darrell, Jerry Hodges and Joe Hodges, all of Athens; sister-in-law, Debbie Hodges; and mother-in-law, Anna Belle Martin; and several nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Crain and Pastor Joe Davis officiating.
Interment will follow at Hampton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the Martin family guestbook and send a message of comfort to www.serenityfunerals.com
Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.