Emily Orrline “Sweetheart” Martin, 88, of Italy passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at her home. She was born Sept. 7, 1922, in Italy, Texas, to George and Hatti (Varner) Green. Orrline married Aubrey Dale Martin on Oct. 6, 1945. She had been a member of Central Baptist Church for 72 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna Gay Stanglin of Denison, Texas; two grandsons, John Dale Speer of Waxahachie and Jason Speer and wife, Jenny, of Mesquite; one sister, Evelyn Jenkins of Italy; five great-grandchildren, Ashley, Emily, Kaylee, Lauren and Landry; and one great-great-grandson, Troy.
Orrline was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Aubrey Dale Martin; 11 brothers and sisters, Floyd Green, Earnest Green, Irvin Green, Ethel Hammonds, Blanche McCarty, Bill Green, Jaunita Fay Green, Ruth Henry, George Green Jr., Virginia Green and Jack Green.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbinChapel in Italy with Pastor Todd Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Italy Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Roland Ridlehuber, Jerry Ridlehuber, Brian Mathiowetz, Larry Henry, Eddie Green and Bob Windham.
Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.