Martha M. Acton

December 3, 1929November 14, 2020

Martha Manner Acton, 90, of Birmingham, Alabama, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 14, 2020. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Martha exemplified what Christ calls us to be: kind, compassionate, and loving of others through a servant’s heart. Everyone who met Martha loved her and was a better person for knowing her.

Born December 3, 1929, to Albert and Lula Manner in Milan, Tennessee, Martha was the youngest of seven. Martha attended Bethel College, where she met the love of her life, Tyrus Raymond Acton. They were married on November 26, 1949, and moved to Birmingham, Alabama. Martha and Ty had four children during their 68-year marriage. They were members of Lakeside Baptist Church, where they actively served for years.

Martha is preceded in death by her parents, Albert Carl Manner and Lula DePriest Manner, and her daughter Katherine Acton Abraham. She is survived by her son, Tyrus Raymond Acton, Jr. (Peggy), her twin daughters, Kay Acton and LuAnne Acton Ross (Randy), and 10 grandchildren: Martha Coan (Adam), Cory Acton, Sarah Kirby (Chandler), Sam Fuston, Colton Ross, Ryan Ross, Lindsay Arias (Grayson), Jonathan Brown, Eason Abraham, and Garrett Abraham (Maggie). Martha spoke often of the day she would meet Jesus and be reunited with her loving husband and youngest daughter, Katherine. She is rejoicing in this reunion today.

The family will receive friends at Ridout's Valley Chapel on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 beginning at 12 noon with the funeral service following at 1 pm.



  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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Angela Muller

November 19, 2020

Kay, LuAnne & Ty
I know loosing family members is never easy and you have had more than your fair share of losses the past couple of years.
I’m praying for you.... I’m glad you have each other and your wonderful families to lean on in these trying times...
God be with you 💗

Marcia Bollinger

November 17, 2020

Love you Momma Acton - you were a bright smile every day - and so enjoyed your comments and 'hearts' on our facebook posts as you followed Luanne and her friends on our fun adventures. You will always be loved!! Hugs, Marcia B.

Darryl Burroughs

November 16, 2020

I didn’t know Ms Acton. I do know she raised a independent and strong daughter, Kay, who reflects the character that comes from a wonderful mother.

Rian Alexander

November 16, 2020

Martha was an inspiration to all whose lives she touched.
Her late daughter, Katherine Acton Abraham, was my sister in all but blood, for 26 years. So lucky me, Martha was part of my life for all these years.
Martha, may we all follow your example , and be the light, the love of God in the world. I love you. Hug Kat for me. ❤️

Ken Acton

November 15, 2020

The perfect model of a southern lady.


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