Cynthia Lee Spaven Martz

Born: Wed., Aug. 19, 1953
Died: Fri., Jun. 27, 2008

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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 to sign the online guest register.

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bertha turner
   Posted Sat June 28, 2008
so sorry about your loss . she will be miss. bertha turner

Jan Hallman
   Posted Sat June 28, 2008
Tom, Josh and family, We are so sorry to hear about Cindy. She was a wonderful person and raised a wonderful family. She will be greatly missed, but I know God has a purpose for this special angel. Josh, Robert and Josh sends their prayers to you and your dad. Just know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Jan and David Hallman, Josh and Robert Holliday

Melanie Bufford
   Posted Sun June 29, 2008
We were saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Buddy and Melanie Bufford

Larry and Angela Mauldin
   Posted Sun June 29, 2008
So sorry about Cindy. We just saw the obituary when we were signing the guestbook for Bob Fields who died June 28 and is at McCommons. He was a friend of ours at Reynold's Landing. I will let Laray know. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Angela and Larry

Mamie Hillman
   Posted Mon June 30, 2008
Coach Martz and Children: Bless each of your hearts. Cindy was truly a wonderful soul and her kind spirit will never be forgotten. Everyone that came into contact with her was blessed because of her "spiffy" personality. Much prayer and love for each of you.... Mamie Hillman

Richard & Nancy Newsom
   Posted Mon June 30, 2008
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Lena M. Downing Handy
   Posted Mon June 30, 2008
My deepest sympathy to the family. I was sorry to learn of the death of my classmate Cindy. My prayers are with you.

Jeff and Beth Patrick
   Posted Mon June 30, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Laray Mauldin Mask
   Posted Mon June 30, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have many fond memories with the Martz family. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Love, Laray

Donna Moon
   Posted Mon June 30, 2008
Tom, Amanda, and Josh, We were so sorry to hear about Cindy. She was such as great lady and a dear friend. We were out of town and not able to make the service, but please know you've been in our thoughts and prayers. In His Love, Donna, Tommy, and Brook Moon

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Mon June 30, 2008
Dear Mr. Tom, Amanda, Josh and Family: We all were blessed to have known Cindy because she was a wonderful woman. She loved her family and was a blessing to everyone who knew her. You all will be in my prayers. May God bless. Sincerely, Wanda McCannon

Renee Gibson
   Posted Tue July 01, 2008
Please know that your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers over the coming days.

Ricky and Cathy Duvall
   Posted Tue July 01, 2008
Dear Coach Martz, We were so sorry to hear about your wife's passing. I heard a song on the radio this morning and thought of you. It was The Dance by Garth Brooks. Let your memories of your wonderful life together help you all through your pain. I know you wouldn't have missed the Dance with your wife for anything in the world. Our prayers are with you all. Ricky and Cathy Duvall

Brenda Bullock
   Posted Tue July 01, 2008
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to the family.

Dee Beeler
   Posted Tue July 01, 2008
Dearest Martz family, Our families continues to have you in our prayers during this difficult time. Craig & Dee, Robbie & Jordan

Kim Boswell Linder
   Posted Thu July 03, 2008
Tom, Josh, & Amanda, My children and I want you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Cindy has touched so many in such wonderful ways. Kim Boswell Linder and family

Laura & Donald Moody
   Posted Thu July 03, 2008
Mr Martz and family We were so sorry to hear about Cindy. She is in a much better place and not suffering anymore. She was such a sweet person and always had a smile when she'd come in the store. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of loss. Just remember God is your source of strength. Donald & Laura Moody

Kay (Ellenberg) McClendon
   Posted Fri July 04, 2008
Dear Coach Martz and family, I am so sorry to hear about Cindy. I know you will all miss her terribly. She was a great person and was kind to everyone. Our prayers and sympathies are with you. Kay and Tom McClendon

nancy smith
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
Cindy was a beautiful lady and will be greatly missed in Union Point. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and the kids in your loss. Just remember that earth's loss is Heaven's gain and she's there waiting for your appearance so there will be a glorius Homecoming one day.

Ruth and Jim Hendrix
   Posted Tue July 08, 2008
I am saddened to here of Cindys passing. She came into our lives as a visiting nurse health care provider when mom was ill. Cindy helped me muddle through the dying process with mom as this was before hospice. Cindy helped me with all those emotions, guilt and decisions to make mom's last days at home the best. Thanks you Cindy for what you gave me, peace of mind. Bless you and I will pray for your family to heal and find peace as well.

Kelly Lusk Lopez
   Posted Sat July 12, 2008
Coach Martz, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your wife. Please know that you have my deepest sympathy and are in my prayers. I'm sure I speak for my sister, Leigh Ann, as well when I say that. I wish you and your family strength in this difficult time.

Betty&Roy Hillman
   Posted Fri July 18, 2008
Our sincere sympathy to the family in the loss of this dear lady, mother and wife;Cindy.Betty&Roy Hillman

Brenda Sakata
   Posted Thu August 28, 2008
Cindy and I met during my first round of chemo in '05 at the treatment center. There were others who shared her friendship as well. I looked forward to our visit and talking about Union Point; as my daughter lives just up the road in Washington, Ga. Cindy was always telling me to stop and visit. She had a beautiful home. I will miss her very much, but look forward to seeing her again.