Cynthia Lee Spaven “Cindy” Martz, age 54, of Union Point, Georgia, died Friday, June 27, 2008, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Northumberland County, Virginia on August 19, 1953, she was the daughter of Norma (Mickey) Edwards of Heathsville, VA and the late William M. Spaven. She graduated from Northumberland County High School and Johnston Willis Nursing School. In 1974 she married Thomas Andrew Martz. They moved to Greene County in 1983 where she worked as a nurse and eventually became the Director of Nursing at Greene Point Nursing Home in Union Point. Helping others was her passion and as a child she always dreamed of becoming a nurse. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro. She loved to read and was very involved in her church as a choir member and active in and with the youth groups, women’s groups and bible studies.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Andrew Martz, of Union Point, GA; a daughter, Amanda Etheridge and husband Jeff of Union Point, GA; a son, Josh Martz and wife Charlie of Eatonton, GA; mother and stepfather, Norma (Mickey) Edwards and William Edwards; two sisters, Terry Elam and husband Ricky of Callao, VA and Patricia Thornton and husband Ed of Elizabeth City, NC; brother, Bruce Spaven and wife Belise of Fredricksburg, VA; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro, with the Reverend Richard Chewning officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the Family Life Center. The family requests that any memorials be made to Susan G. Komen For The Cure, Bldg. D, Suite 100, 4840 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30342. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, Georgia, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.