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Jean (Burks) Martin

1926 ~ 2018 (age 92)

Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Eugenia “Jean” Burks Martin, age 92 of Decherd.  Mrs. Martin passed from this life on November 5, 2018 while surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Jesse L. Burks and Willie Christine Shelly Burks.  Jean graduated from Decherd School and later attended college.  Following her education she became the secretary at Decherd Elementary School and was often referred to as the “face of Decherd School”.  She was a faithful member of the Decherd First Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.  She not only enjoyed the game, but could call each player by name.  She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Jean is preceded in death by her husband, William Martin; daughter, Debbie Martin, sister; Grace Bradford. She leaves to cherish her memories and mourn her passing her son, James “Jimmy” and his wife Kathy Fulmer Martin, grandsons; Jason and Jared Martin, great grandchildren; Alena and Andrew Martin, brother; Shelly Burks and a host of friends and family. The family will receive friends on Saturday November 10, 2018 from 10-11:00 a.m. A graveside service will follow at 11:30, at Mt. Garner Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at



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