Martha Elaine Castor Sigmon

January 20, 1947June 5, 2018
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Martha Castor Sigmon went to be with Christ on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. She passed away at Burke Hospice in Valdese after a tough battle with liver cancer. She was born on January 20, 1947 to the late Ross Alexander Castor and Helen Effie Smith Castor in Kannapolis, NC. Along with her parents, Martha is preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Morris Sigmon; one brother, David Castor; and a stepmother, Lois Castor. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Joy Flynn and her husband Lee Flynn of Morganton; two grandsons, Ronin Flynn and Andy Flynn of Morganton; two brothers, Donald Castor of Kannapolis, NC and Philip Castor of Kannapolis, NC; many nieces and nephews. Martha was a longtime member of Augustana Lutheran Church. She was a woman of deep faith and loved her Lord. Martha enjoyed crafts, sewing, traveling to the mountains and the beach, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a kind mother, grandmother and friend. She was a loving homemaker and attended the “Senior’s Morning’s Out” in Hickory, NC for many years. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 9:45 am to 10:45 am at Augustana Lutheran Church. The funeral will be Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:00 am at Augustana Lutheran Church with Reverend Gavin Mize officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials can be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690.


  • Burke Hospice and Palliative Care


  • VISITATION Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • BURIAL Saturday, June 9, 2018

Martha Elaine Castor Sigmon

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Wendy Brandon

June 8, 2018

I will always remember Aunt Martha’s sweet and gentle smile. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed greatly.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Carrie Jordan

June 8, 2018

Aunt Martha,

Time sure does fly, I remember your wedding like it was yesterday, you and Uncle Johnny coming to visit quite regularly. I remember spending a couple weeks with you when Joy was born. What a Joy she was to you. Her name could not have fit her any better. I will always remember you as a gentle, soft spoken, sweet, godly woman. You will be missed. Heaven has gained yet another angel. May you rest in eternal peace.

Carrie Jordan

Tara Granger

June 7, 2018

Dear Aunt Martha,

I have many thoughts and things to say but I will try to keep this short and sweet. You would be so proud of Joy right now. She has been such a sweet loving daughter to you for so long, as you already know, and cared for you up until the Lord decided to take you as another one of His Angels. Joy kept me updated on your trips to the beach, visits to the doctor, or just taking you out shopping somewhere. I promise to keep an eye on my baby cousin & the boys for you as well. I will always cherish the fond memories I have with you, and think of your cute voice and sweet smile. I will never forget how you used to love Noxema either! I am so thankful I was able to see you just a short time ago & hug you one last time. Grandma Sigmon & my mom, Tanya, always had a soft spot for you, and I can understand why. Please give them & the other family members big hugs from me when they greet you up there in Heaven. You are a gentle person with a beautiful soul. Xoxo!

Love always, your niece, Tara

Joy Flynn

June 6, 2018

Dear Mom,
Thank you for being such a sweet, supportive mother to me! You were my rock through my life, and my best friend. I will treasure our year's together after Daddy died. I am heartbroken that you are gone, and I will miss you for the rest of my life. God will be with me and get me through this. I know everyone is happy to see you in Heaven!
Love your baby girl forever,