OBITUARY

Alice Faye Martin

May 25, 1945February 22, 2019

Alice Faye (Hinson) Martin, 73, of Mount Holly passed away at The Caromont Regional Medical Center on Friday February 22, 2019. Alice was a homemaker. She loved her family and enjoyed her children and grandchildren. Alice loved to sew, cook and arrange flowers. She also enjoyed playing both pool, poker and dancing. Alice was an active member of the TLC daycare community in Gastonia. She began at TLC in 2013 and she considered TLC her job. She loved the people and staff at TLC. She participated in all the activities and regularly dressed up when TLC had special events. Alice will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Alice was born in Charlotte, North Carolina to the late Elizabeth “Tiny” (Hill) Hinson-Parris and Stanford “Nub” L. Hinson.

Left to cherish their memories and to carry on Alice’s legacy are her children – Melinda Shamblin and husband Richard of Mount Holly, Melody Braswell and husband Pete of Concord and David Wayne Gurley and wife Lisa also of Concord. Missing their grandmother are: Crystal Williams, Miranda Williams, Jessica Heslop and husband Glenn, Jonathan Shamblin, Candice Gurley and Summer Gurley. Alice leaves behind seven great-grandchildren. They are: Landon Thompson, McKenzie Thompson, Emma Heslop, Lilly Lackey, Abby Heslop, Natalie Williams and Harper Shamblin.

A service celebrating Alice’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Carothers Funeral Home, 412 South Main Street, Stanley. The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. before the service. Pastor David Gales will offer words of encouragement and hope to those that gather to remember Alice.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Alice’s name to Gaston County Hospice, 258 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054 or www.gastonhospice.org.

Condolences and fond memories of Alice may be left at www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com.

The staff of Carothers Funeral Home, in Stanley, is honored to serve the Martin family.

  • FAMILY

  • Elizabeth "Tiny" Hill Parris, Mother
  • Stanford "Nub" L. Hinson, Father
  • Melinda Shamblin and husband Richard, Daughter
  • Melody Braswell and husband Pete, Daughter
  • David Wayne Gurley and wife Lisa, Son
  • Crystal Williams, Granddaughter
  • Miranda Williams, Granddaughter
  • Jessica Heslop and husband Glenn, Granddaughter
  • Jonathan Shamblin, Grandson
  • Candice Gurley, Granddaughter
  • Summer Gurley, Granddaughter
  • Landon Thompson, Great Grandson
  • McKenzie Thompson, Great Granddaughter
  • Emma Heslop, Great Granddaughter
  • Lilly Lackey, Great Granddaughter
  • Abby Heslop, Great Granddaughter
  • Natalie Williams, Great Granddaughter
  • Harper Shamblin, Great Granddaughter

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, March 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Alice Faye Martin

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Melody Braswell

March 3, 2019

I will always have my memories of my childhood good an the spankings i got.. the most for me is the love you had for your family. The hugs i got so many times a day or everytime i left your room. . The phone calls that would be i just want to say i love you. The thank you for everything i did for you. You loved so many people an helped everyone. You are the best mom every. I dont know how to live without you i dont want to. I want to hug an hold you so bad. The love you had for everyone was so heart felt. Im proud of you mom an i will be waiting on you when its my time. ILOVE YOU SO MUCH.

Erica Byrd

February 25, 2019

Thank you, Mom, for all the great memories. For teaching me to cook and play poker. For loving me and Chris like we were your own, and then for loving Zeke just the same. Thank you for helping us know what a family was really like.
You are all in my prayers!

Tammy Martin

February 24, 2019

Oh what a beautiful soul who loved her family so much. I will never forget how she dropped everything and came to my house when my mom was dieing from cancer. She came and moved in (just kidding it just looked like it) and took care of my mom so I could work. If mom was up all so was she. She was there for me Thur it all. She treated me like one of her daughters after mom die. She always wanted to go look for treasures at value village, Salvation Army and goodwill she would for hours. Rest easy as you are now in heaven and have no more pain walking the streets of gold. Love you with all my heart. Life will never be the same

Margie Lewis Wright

February 24, 2019

I have nothing but wonderful memories of your Mama, she always made me feel at home and loved!!! I pray for you all to find comfort and peace...my love to you all🙏

Jessica Heslop

February 24, 2019

My mawmaw. Lord God, this can't be. My last moments with her were nothing short of earth shattering... She was our matriarch.. She knew that...and bragged about how she was the "greatest" because she was Great Mawmaw. Everything about her was cute, lovely and I always considered her so delicate. She did little dances just walking to her room. She made cute noises when she was focusing on something, kinda like how a baby coos. My mawmaw, I am so glad that I had the privilege of seeing you and say the hardest goodbye of my life.. but your responses to me, though nonverbal made me have a broken but "happy heart". I will teach my kids to be "the very best person that they can be". I love you. Now go start a dance party.

Jessica Heslop

February 24, 2019

My mawmaw. Lord God, this can't be. My last moments with her were nothing short of earth shattering... She was our matriarch.. She knew that...and bragged about how she was the "greatest" because she was Great Mawmaw. Everything about her was cute, lovely and I always considered her so delicate. She did little dances just walking to her room. She made cute noises when she was focusing on something, kinda like how a baby coos. My mawmaw, I am so glad that I had the privilege of seeing you and say the hardest goodbye of my life.. but your responses to me, though nonverbal made me have a broken but "happy heart". I will teach my kids to be "the very best person that they can be". I love you. Now go start a dance party. Love, Jessi

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY