Marie Faw Martin (2018-09-24 13:59:42)

Marie Faw Martin, age 87, of Purlear, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the home of her daughter.

She was born May 8, 1931, in Wilkes County to John Andrew and Roverta Parsons Faw. Mrs. Martin was a member of Purlear Baptist Church. Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Edward “Ed” Martin, Sr.; brothers, Burl Faw, Earl Faw and sister, Parlea Staley.

Surviving are her son, James E. “Jim” Martin, Jr. and wife Cinnamon of Purlear; daughter, Laura Wike and husband Roger of Taylorsville; brother, Carl Faw and wife Ella Mae of Millers Creek; sister-in-law, Rita Faye Faw of North Wilkesboro; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday September 24, 2018 at Purlear Baptist Church with Pastor Jamie McGuire, Pastor Scott Townsell and Rev. Leon Church officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Purlear Baptist Church from 1:00 until 2:00 on Monday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Purlear Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund, 413 Purlear Road, Purlear, NC 28665. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to