Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Martha Frances Setzer

June 30, 1926January 26, 2020

Martha Frances Setzer, 93, of Newton, NC, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Twin Lakes Community in Burlington, NC. She was born on June 30, 1926, in Claremont, NC, the daughter of the late Effie Mae Lowrance Setzer and Miles Ernest Setzer.

Martha was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She loved traveling, reading, cooking, and making the world a more beautiful place, especially with her passion for flower gardening.

In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Long (Doc) Setzer, and her eight siblings: brothers Ralph, Glenn, Samuel, Ernest, and Patrick Setzer and Sisters Marion Setzer Barringer, Margaret Josephine Setzer Sigmon, and Myrtle Elizabeth Setzer Simmons.

Martha is survived by her daughter, Glenda Setzer Yount, of Newton, NC; granddaughter April Nicole Williams (née Yount), grandson-in-law Jonathan Derrick Williams, and great-grandchildren Seth Glenn Williams and Cora Elizabeth Williams of Saxapahaw, NC; and dear friends Jackie and Marty Huffman of Newton, NC, and their daughter, Megan Huffman Robertson of Lincolnton, NC.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Beth Eden Lutheran Church in Newton, NC. The Rev. Marcus Ollis will officiate and burial will follow at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Claremont, NC.

The family will receive friends at 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. on Thursday in the church fellowship hall, prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to Beth Eden Lutheran Church, 400 N Main Ave, Newton, NC 28658 or plant flowers in your own garden, as Martha would have loved that.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 30, 2020


Martha Frances Setzer

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Diane Workman Halper

January 29, 2020

To Glenda: I will always remember with great fondness how welcomed I felt when I spent time in your home as a child. Your mom was a really nice person who made our neighborhood a better place in which to grow up. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Diane Workman Halper


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