Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

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Ann Marie Martin Hoyer

April 17, 1978June 27, 2020

Ann Marie Hoyer (nee Martin), 42, of Martinsville, VA passed away suddenly on June 26, 2020 in Franklin County, PA. Though the accident that claimed her life was a tragedy in the hearts of those who grieve, Marie now rejoices in the presence of Jesus.

She was born April 17, 1978 in Lynchburg, VA, the daughter of Gloria Ann Martin and the late Courtney Carroll Martin Jr.

On October 14, 2006, she married Karl H. Hoyer, the love of her life, and pastor at Orchard Drive Baptist Church. They recently celebrated a renewal of vows ceremony which was a very meaningful occasion for them. Marie proudly celebrated her Jewish heritage.

She held an engaging smile and never made a friend she didn't consider family. She was loyal to a fault with a heart for reconciliation and unity. Marie enjoyed research and was a discerning problem solver. Her penchant for detail and co-ordination led her to a career in office management within various medical practices.

She loved movies, Coca-Cola, and Starbucks coffee. Her recent trip to India birthed a love for the people and a passion to return. A skilled vocalist and composer, Marie used music to speak to others and embraced worship music. She traveled often, loved people, and held an extraordinary gift for remembering the details of an individual's life that both endeared and enriched her relationships. She was a beloved wife and mother, and a dutiful daughter. A longtime resident of the area, Marie was employed at Sovah Health-Martinsville at the time of her death. She was active in the congregations of Orchard Drive Baptist Church and New Day Church.

In addition to her husband and mother, Marie is survived by her young daughters, Eliorah Ariel Hoyer and Lielle Rose Hoyer, and her brother, Courtney Carroll Martin III, all of Martinsville, along with several aunts, uncle, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, her grandparents and her special step-father, Kenneth George Vickers. Friends and family are invited to call at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville, VA on Wednesday (July 1, 2020) from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by the funeral on Thursday (July 2, 2020) at 11a.m. Pastors Chad and Melodie Hall will officiate. A private burial for friends and family will be conducted by Rabbi Joanne Howard at the Ohev Zion Cemetery in Ridgeway. A dinner will follow at Orchard Drive Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Orchard Drive Baptist Church Foreign Missions. To leave online condolences, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com


  • Courtney Carroll Martin Jr., Father (deceased)
  • Kenneth George Vickers, Step-father (deceased)
  • Karl Henry Hoyer, Husband
  • Eliorah Ariel Hoyer, Daughter
  • Lielle Rose Hoyer, Daughter
  • Gloria Ann Martin, Mother
  • Courtney Carroll Martin III, Brother
  • Mrs. Hoyer is also survived by several aunts, an uncle and cousins. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents.

  • Mike Rea, Active
  • Van Hussen, Active
  • Jeremy Hutchens, Active
  • Mark Jamison, Active
  • Wayne Cox, Active
  • James Freed, Sr., Active


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020


Ann Marie Martin Hoyer

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Duane & Susann Dahlquist

July 4, 2020


Susann and I are so saddened to hear of Marie's passing and wish we could have made it to attend her services and personally share our condolences with you. Marie was indeed a very special lady--always with an enthusiastic and sincere greeting whenever our paths crossed (usually at Starbucks), even years after you had left Fairview UMC.

We have been praying for you, Eliorah and Lielle as well as your families. May you and yours be comforted by the Grace of our Lord.

Take care of yourself and the girls--God Bless!

Susann & Duane Dahlquist

Joyce Holley

July 3, 2020

Dear Karl, I am so so sorry for your tragic loss. My heart breaks for you and the children.
Your memories will keep Marie alive in your heart forever. She’s singing for Jesus now.
May God keep you in his loving comfort and give you Peace.

Bob Bushnell

July 3, 2020

Like so many others, I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Marie’s passing. Whenever our paths crossed, her big smile brightened the day and the hearty friendliness that was such a part of her made the world feel like a better place. It is hard to believe that such a good and warm light was extinguished so suddenly. My heart breaks for her family and the many who loved her. I will miss her.

Ilana and Tony Kory

July 2, 2020

Dear Karl, Ellie, Lielle and Ann,
We are truly at a loss for words hearing about Marie's passing. We met Marie when she was a very young searching and inquisitive teenager, with a huge beautiful smile. We watched her grow into a thoughtful, kind and compassionate Godly woman; a wife, mother and always the caring daughter. Marie was never shy about letting everyone know that you were the loves of her life. Marie has left a Godly imprint on this world. Though we are across the ocean, we are thankful that you are in loving community to help walk you through the days ahead. We pray that you will be surrounded His love, grace and comfort during this time of mourning. Our heartfelt prayers are with you. Tony and Ilana Kory and family

Joanne Lane

July 2, 2020

I Honor Marie Martin Hoyer today! You touched so many lives with your compassion and excellence !

Heart to Heart
Face to Face
Forever my friend
Forever my sister
Forever my daughter
Neither life nor death can separate us in Christ
I will love you forever Heart of my Heart❤️
Until we are both in His Presence!

Amy Stout

July 1, 2020

Marie was such a kind person. I always saw a smile on her face. Whenever I had treatments at the hospital, I’d call her to let her know I was on my way and she’d go ahead and let the pharmacy know to send up my meds. (That way I didn’t have to wait as long). She was always looking out for me. When my daughter got sick, she was constantly praying for her and checking on how she was doing. We would see her for my daughters PT and OT appts and she always made us smile. I feel like God made sure that we’d run into Marie anytime we went to the hospital, which I’m grateful for. She was a bottle of sunshine for people having really dark days. I will miss her beautiful smile. Karl, I’m truly sorry for your loss. I pray God will comfort and bless you. May He shine His face upon you and give you peace during this time of sorrow and grief. Love to you, the girls and the rest of Marie’s family.
Amy Stout

Anne Shirley Marshall

July 1, 2020

A song for you, Marie--
1. What wondrous love is this,
O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this
that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse
for my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul.

2. When I was sinking down,
sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down
beneath God’'s righteous frown,
Christ laid aside His crown
for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.

3. To God and to the Lamb,
I will sing, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb I will sing.
To God and to the Lamb
Who is the great “I Am”;
While millions join the theme,
I will sing, I will sing;
While millions join the theme, I will sing.

4. And when from death I'’m free,
I’'ll sing on, I'’ll sing on;
And when from death I'’m free, I'’ll sing on.
And when from death I'’m free,
I’'ll sing and joyful be,
And through eternity
I’'ll sing on, I'’ll sing on,
And through eternity I'’ll sing on.

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ralph sink

July 1, 2020

Ann Marie was sweet and always smiling , a great mom and daughter, she will live in our hearts and memory and Ann our heart and prayers are with you may the grandchildren and our lord help ease the pain and grief, Shelby and Ann Marie talked and laughed often if you need a a voice and ear to listen and try to comfort please call us SHELBY, Ralph Sink

Doris Hodge

July 1, 2020

Karl and Family
I'm sorry for your loss. Ann Marie was a wonderful person. She made me smile. Marie will be greatly missed. Praying for you and your family. God bless you all.She was always happy and smiling. She was like my sister. I was very blessed to have met her in Orchard Drive Church.

Susan Jones

July 1, 2020

We were heartbroken to hear about Ann Marie’s tragic passing. She was an engaging and warm hearted teenager when we first met her. She grew up into such a lovely young woman. She was wise beyond her years and so personable. It was wonderful to see her and Karl together as they raised their girls. She always stopped to chat whenever we saw them around town. We are so sorry and pray that God will comfort you in your loss and grief.
Susan and Eric Jones.