Francis Boyd Martin
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Francis Boyd Martin, 83, of Kingston passed away on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Cartersville Medical Center. Born in Kingston on March 28, 1928 he was the son of the late William Newton Martin and the late Pauline Kennedy Martin. He also was preceded in death by his brother, William Harvey Martin.

Boyd was a loving husband and father. He served his country in the United States Army and was employed by Lockheed Martin until the time of his retirement. Boyd was a member of Kingston Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, sang in the choir, and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, woodworking and farming.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ima Sherman Martin; his children and their spouses, Paula Martin Cox, Jimmy Martin (Donna), and Marla Martin Metzger (Allen); his grandchildren, Jay Metzger, Phillip Martin, Brooke McDurmon, and Melissa Martin; and his great-grandson, Jared Martin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Kingston Baptist Church with Reverend Jimmy Garland officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in the Kingston cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Phillip Martin, Jay Metzger, Danny Dobson, Jr., Tommy Jones, Grant McDurmon, and Bardy Abernathy. These gentlemen are asked to be at the church by 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Kingston Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, at Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 430 Cassville Rd., Cartersville, GA 30120.

In lieu of flowers those desiring may make memorial contributions in Boyd's honor to Kingston Baptist Church, 40 E. Main St. Kingston, GA 30145.

Please join in celebrating Boyd's life by visiting www.jenningsfuneralhome.com to share memories and to post tributes.