Martha Stephens Hunter

Born: Wed., May 18, 1921
Died: Wed., Nov. 18, 2009

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Martha Stephens Hunter, age 88, of Greensboro, GA died Wednesday November 18, 2009 at Willow Run Retirement Home. Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 18, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Celestine Stephens and Laura Jane Templeton Stephens. She graduated from Hollidaysburg High School in Pennsylvania and graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. During World War II, she entered as a nurse in the Air Corps where she received her basic training in Drewfield, Florida. She then transferred to Asheville, South Carolina where she left the Air Corps and entered the Army. She went to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and then to Camp Rucker in Alabama where she met Fred Hunter, Sr. She was stationed in New Jersey and then travelled on the 1st Queen Elizabeth to Europe where she lived in a convent in Fleetwood, England. After the war, she moved to Greensboro with her husband Fred Hunter, Sr. Until her declining health, Martha was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. J. Fred Hunter Sr. in 2003; and siblings, Margaret Stephens Cumming, Agnes Stephens Stosel, Celestine Stephens and William Stephens. She is survived by a son, John Fred Hunter Jr. and wife Nancy of Greensboro, GA; a daughter, Lauralee Hunter of Athens, GA.; six grandchildren, Jennifer Hannay and husband Scott, April Ecker and husband Brian, John Higdon and wife Paula, Melody Hunter, John Hunter, Crisara Hunt and husband Marc; eight great grandchildren; Matthew Hannay, William Hannay, Hunter Ecker, Abraham Hunter, Aiden Ecker, Isis Hunter, Ben Higdon and Clyde Higdon; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, Georgia 30642 with Rev. Richard Chewning officiating. Burial will follow in Greensboro City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Cotton Boswell, Lee Robbins, Ken Cawthon, Don Ellis, Gentry Strickland, Tommy Chillemi and Dan Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. W.H. Rhodes Jr., David Thornton, Charles Andrews, Scott Baynes and Larry Smith The family requests that any memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 216, Greensboro, GA 30642. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday night at the Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.

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bertha turner
   Posted Wed November 18, 2009
so sorry about martha she great nurse and friend god bless bertha turner sara dreyer

Chad and Allison Eubanks
   Posted Wed November 18, 2009
To the Hunter family- We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Love, Chad and Allison

Bobby and Karyl Harwell
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
Our deepest sympathies to the family. We're sorry for your loss.

RAY & BRENDA HINKLE
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU, RAY AND I ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. SHE WAS SPECIAL TO ME, AND I LOVED HER. BRENDA HINKLE

Maner and Marjorie Ellenberg
   Posted Sat November 21, 2009
Martha was a lovely, kind, thoughtful person. When our children were sick, we called her home many times over the years when they were little and she always answered the phone softly and kindly even in the middle of the night. We felt secure when she and Dr. Fred were nearby. We shall miss her! Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Maner and Marjorie

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Sun November 22, 2009
Fred, Lauralee and family, Herb and I are so sorry for your loss. We have been out-of-town and hate we missed what we're sure was a lovely service. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Shirley and Emmett Caldwell
   Posted Sun November 22, 2009
Lauralee, Fred,Jr. and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and the days to come.