Mary Martin

January 30, 1932July 6, 2019

Mary Murphy Martin, 87, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Brighton Gardens. Mary was born on January 30, 1932 in Guilford County, the daughter of John Robert and Helen Carter Murphy. She worked with the JC Penny Company in sales for many years. When she lost her husband at an early age, she raised four children and provided them with a loving home. She enjoyed crafts and time spent at the beach. She also served as a care giver to her mother. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, William in 1973 and her son, David Martin. She is survived by her daughters; Cathy Goodman (Don) of Jamestown, NC, Susan Davis (Keith) of Charlotte, NC, Stacy Martin of Greensboro, NC; sister, Ann Teague of Greensboro, NC; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Road, #250, Charlotte, NC 28209. Online condolences may be made at


  • Alzheimers Association Western Carolina Chapter


  • Vistation Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service at Guilford Memorial Park Thursday, July 11, 2019


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Gloria and Wendy Burroughs

July 10, 2019

To the family of Mary Martin:

Cathy, Susan and Stacy,

We were so sorry to read about the death of your mother. We will never forget her. She was a very special person.

❤️ Love...
Gloria and Wendy Burroughs

Richard Tate

July 10, 2019

Mary was a wonderful, warm and caring person. We were friends all of our youth. We know you will miss her and you have our condolences.

Richard and Dot Tate (South Greensboro - now High Point)

Cynthia Reddick

July 10, 2019

Stacy, Susan and Cathy,
I'm sorry to hear of your moms passing. I know at any age or health its still hard to say goodbye. I love the picture you chose, although it has been many years since I have seen the family when I looked at the picture, that is the Mary I remember with her bright smile. I did catch up with Stacy a few years back but have since lost touch with her in my move and her move. Would love to hear from her again
My warmest condolences to you all
Cynthia (Barbee) Reddick

Stacy Martin

July 9, 2019

Mom, I will miss you every day. I am thankful for the conversations that we had and for many great memories-having coffee and reading the paper together in the mornings, people watching at the Dixie Classic Fair, taking a picnic to the park, how much fun you had at the sheep dog trials (of all things!), how you would spy out license plates from other states and marvel that people had driven so far from home, how you "drove" from the passenger seat (LOL), how much you loved to eat out, crossword puzzles, puzzles always on a table in the spare room, how much you loved the beach and how you raised four kids by yourself. Love you always.

Anita Jones

July 8, 2019

We were the Barbee family and back door neighbors for many years. The Martin children and the Barbee children went to the same schools and knew each other well. Some have even managed to keep in touch over the years. We have all grown up now, but the memories of these families will live on for years. Ms. Martin will be missed. Much love to the family.