Charlene Martin

Monday, June 7, 2010

Charlene Martin, 69, of Manila, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was the daughter of the late Roy Laxton and had been a longtime Manila resident. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Elvin Laxton; three sisters, Teresa Laxton, Odalene Hunt and Shirley Blocker.

She is survived by her husband, R.B. Marti of the home; a son, Michael Akes of Paragould; two daughters, Terry Corter of Pleasant Plains and Loretta Bednarski of Manila; her mother, Fannie Robbins of Rosie; two brothers, Dean Laxton and Jerry Don Laxton, both of Crawfordville, Fla.; two sisters, Pauline Badiford of Crawfordville, Fla., and Frances Walker of Manila; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. Mark Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.

The family received visitors Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers were Sonny Lewis, Greg Stone, Chris Haynes, Charley Parker, Jerry Hitchcock, Jay Daniels and Jerry Long.

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