Martha Vaughan Greer
January 26, 1919 – June 17, 2020
Martha Vaughan Fowlkes Greer, born January 26, 1919, passed away on June 17, 2020 in the loving care of the Little Sisters of the Poor and surrounded by her children. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Autry Dumas Greer, whom she married in 1950 and who died in 1974. Martha was the last of her siblings preceded in death by Alpheus (Buddy) Fowlkes, Helen Dixon (Kenneth), Miriam Patton (Gus), and Vernon Fowlkes (Beverly). She is survived by her four children Vaughan G. Helmsing (Victor), David M. Greer (Dorothy), Mary Margaret (Ludie) Richards (Tommy), and Edward F. Greer (Patty), seven grandchildren Clayton Greer (Amanda), Catherine Helmsing (Chris), Allison Davis (Radcliff), Trudy Rein (Adam), Tyler Greer, Margaret Richards and Anna Richards, and six great grandchildren, Bryce, Beth, Jed, Ryan, Mason and Levon and many nieces and nephews. Throughout her 101 years, every day of Martha’s life was centered on doing for others, kindness, and selflessness. During World War II, she served in the Red Cross in the Philippines. She was a long time member of Central Presbyterian Church. There is nothing that gave her more joy than her family. Martha created much fun and great memories for all of her friends who graced the doorway of 64 S. Ann for many years. A private, family only, graveside service was held at Pine Crest Cemetery on June 19, 2020. A celebration of life memorial will be held post-COVID. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1655 McGill Street, Mobile, Al 36604.