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Emma Elizabeth White Martin

1924 - 2022


Emma Elizabeth White Martin, of McKenzie, Tenn., formerly of Buchanan, Tenn., died Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at AHC of McKenzie. Visitation is 1:00-2:00 p.m. Monday, September 26 at McEvoy Funeral Home - Paris with entombment to follow in Memorial Cemetery. No services are scheduled.

Emma Elizabeth White Martin, 98, was born June 14, 1924 in Childersburg, Alabama to the late Etheridge White and the late Willie Beatrice Pannell White. On June 19, 1951 she married Thomas “Tom” Wilford Martin and he preceded her in death on February 13, 2009.

Ms. Martin retired from Henry County Medical Center after 20 years of service as an L.P.N. 

She is survived by a daughter, Tonye Petway of McKenzie; two granddaughters,  Elizabeth (Bert) Gonzalez-Hudgins of Milan, Tenn. and Sarah Petway of McKenzie; and grandchild, Aiden Gonzalez of Philadelphia, PA.

Besides her parents and husband, Emma was also preceded in death by three sisters: Jewell Robinson, Jenette Rymer, and Helen Hall; and brother, Robert White.