Hickory Funeral Home

1031 11Th Avenue Blvd Se, Hickory, NC


Patsy L. Martin

January 13, 1948August 4, 2019

Patsy Starr Long Martin, 71, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at her residence. She was born on January 13, 1948 to the late Jack Long and Dorothy Crotts Long in Catawba County. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Judy Long. Survivors include her husband, Gary Martin of the home; daughter, Tammy Martin Garr and husband Phillip of Angier; sons, Cameron Martin of Hickory, Dwayne Martin and wife Sheila of Hickory; grandchildren, Corey Martin, April Davis, Ethan Davis, Cierra Martin, Chance Martin, and Austin Fry; sister, Linda Greene and husband Harold; brothers, Jerry Long and wife Joan, Michael Long; numerous nieces and nephews; and her lifetime best friend, Theresa Parker. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Springs Road Baptist Church. Pastor Jeff Brown will be officiating the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC 28658. The family would like to thank Patsy’s hospice nurse Rutha for her amazing care she provided to not only Patsy but to the family.


  • Carolina Caring


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Patsy L. Martin

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Melanie Johnson Zimmermann

August 7, 2019

Cameron and family, I am so sorry to read about Patsy's passing. She will always be a part of my childhood memories, especially the snowball fights in our neighborhood. I will keep you all in my thoughts.