In Memory


William Weldon "Billy" Martin

William Weldon “Billy” Martin, 78 of Paris, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at his home.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2012 at First Christian Church of Detroit at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Seery officiating. Interment will follow at Detroit Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

He is survived by his wife, Billie J. Martin; sister, Reba A. Mason; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Herman Lee “Pepper” Martin.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Gene Stockton, Jamie Miller, Dale Miller, Jeff Goodson, Ron Brothers, Mark Garrison. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jack Shelby, David Garrison, Pete Pearce and Robert Morris.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Detroit Cemetery Association. P.O. BOX 4111 Detroit, Texas 75436.

For several years now, Billy Martin and his wife, Billie, have been collecting and formatting all the new obituaries as they are published in the newspaper. They have typed many of the books that are for sale by the Lamar County Genealogical Society. They have done so much to help the genealogists of this area! Billy will certainly be missed.