Betty Lodema Martin

Betty Lodema Martin, age 89, of Demorest, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Mrs. Martin was born on April 28, 1930, to the late William Enoch and Eula Belle Taylor Edwards. She retired from Scovill. Mrs. Martin enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, and tending to the flowers in her yard.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Kenneth “Ken” Martin, Sr.; son, James Kenneth “Jimmy” Martin, Jr.; daughter, Deborah Martin Brown; sisters: Dorothy Hardy, Louise Young, and Doris Hill; and brother, Winston Edwards.

Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Rebecca Edwards of Clarkesville; son, Michael Martin of Baldwin; grandchildren and their spouses: Lisa R. Edwards, Jim and Audra Edwards, Allison and Mark Morrison, Holly and John Borrow, Lori and Rodney Watts, Mike and Melanie Martin, and Jennifer Colwell; 18 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Marjorie Dockins of Smyrna and Barbara Frady of Huntsville, AL.

In consideration of the CDC recommendations and Governor Kemp’s requirement of no more than 10 people, private family services will be held with interment in Demorest City Cemetery.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706-778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email