Curtis and Son Funeral Home

1315 Talladega Highway, Sylacauga, AL


Mary Evelyn Shaw Martin Ratchford

November 24, 1922June 6, 2019

Graveside service for Mary Evelyn Shaw Martin Ratchford, age 96, of Childersburg will be Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2PM at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Jim Griffin officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 6-8PM at Curtis and Son North Chapel. Mrs. Ratchford passed away June 6, 2019 at her Childersburg residence. She was a resident of Talladega County and a lifelong member of Tallassahatchie Baptist Church where she taught adult women’s Sunday School. She worked as a Nurse’s aid at the Sylacauga Hospital from 1964-1984 mainly on third floor in the nursery. She is survived by her son, Jimmy Martin and his wife Kathy, brother, James Shaw of Lodi, CA; grandchildren, Mitzi Smith of Sylacauga, Mark Martin of Jacksonville, FL, Craig Wadsworth of Birmingham, and Brent Wadsworth of San Diego, CA. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dewey Martin and Sorrell Ratchford, daughter, Doris Jean Wadsworth, sister, Pauline Shaw Elliott, brothers, Oscar Shaw, Howard Shaw, Melvin Shaw, father, Oscar Shaw and mother, Thelma Mary Shaw.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Sunday, June 9, 2019


Mary Evelyn Shaw Martin Ratchford

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Terry Marlowe

June 8, 2019

I have always called her Mrs. Martin. I’ve known her for over 40 years. One of my fondest memory is her bringing my baby, Tamyra, to me in Sylacauga hospital after she was born. One time she kept Tamyra and Mark while Kathy and I went shopping and when we came back Mrs. Martin said she had painted the Angel in her birdbath and named her Tamyra. She was a special lady and I will always remember driving by and seeing her on that riding lawn mover. She loved being outside. I know she is not in anymore pain and singing with the Angels.

Terry Marlowe