Roy Dorough Martin

December 21, 1938March 23, 2019

Roy Dorough Martin, 80 of Claremont passed away quietly in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 23, 2019 at his home. Roy was born on December 21, 1938 in Chattanooga, TN. to the late Emra and Rubye Dorough Martin. He has lived in the Claremont area since 1950.

Left to cherish his memories is his loving wife of 46 years, Grace R. Sigmon Martin; a son, David and three daughters, Denisa, Debra and Lydia.

A Celebration of Roy’s Life will be held Tuesday, March 26, 11 o’clock am at the Drum Funeral Home, 509 First Avenue South, Conover, NC 28613, 828-464-3031. The family will receive friends from 10 o’clock am to 10:45. Roy will be laid to rest next to his parents at Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, 2211 Hopewell Church Road in Sherrills Ford following the funeral services.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with Roy's family at, who has been committed to his service arrangements.


  • Receiving of Friends Tuesday, March 26, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Roy Dorough Martin

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Christy Andrade

April 7, 2019

Words can't describe the shock I felt knowing of your passing. When God brings people in your life it is always for a reason. I have enjoyed all of our conversations....You have been an absolutely incredible person. Now you get to be with the Lord and breathe without discomfort. I just hurt more when I saw the love and hurt in Graces eyes. You will be missed!!