Barbara P. Martin

Published 5:08 pm Tuesday, February 22, 2022

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AHOSKIE – Barbara Powell Martin, age 92, passed away on February 21, 2022 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, NC.

Mrs. Martin was born in Ahoskie, NC, a daughter of the late Fronie and Mary Trummell Powell. After graduating from Ahoskie High School, Barbara worked several years as a bookkeeper for Ahoskie Fish and Produce. In 1954, she married the love of her life, started a family and became a homemaker. She enjoyed raising her sons, taking care of her family and never knew a stranger.

Besides her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert M. Martin, Sr.; a son, John Henry Martin; her sisters, Marie Taylor, and Betty Rose Powell; and her brother, S.J. “Buck” Powell.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Robert M. Martin Jr., and wife Cindy of Ahoskie, NC, Bruce Lee Martin and wife, Susan of Snow Hill, NC; two grandsons, John Britt Martin of Snow Hill, NC, and Robert Ashe Tyndall and wife, Faith of Jamesville, NC; a great grandson, Carter Lee Tyndall of Greenville, NC; and a sister, Lila Davenport of Ahoskie, NC.

A family viewing will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2022, at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie.

A graveside celebration of life service will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Ahoskie Cemetery, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Anita Thompson officiating.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made directly to First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, P.O. Box 649, Ahoskie, NC, 27910 or you may donate online by visiting; type Barbara Martin.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Martin family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting