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Gene Earl Martin, 56


Passed Away: 12/22/2012



Mr. Gene Earl Martin, age 56 of Rabun Gap, GA, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 22, 2012. He was born June 1, 1956 in Gainesville, Georgia where he spent several years working in the family business, G. H. Martin Boathouses on Lake Lanier before moving to Rabun Gap, which he dearly loved.

He was preceded in death by his father, G. H. Martin. He is survived by his mother, Nadean Martin; loving wife, Patsy Kelly Martin of Rabun Gap, 3 step daughters and husbands, Karen and Kevin Panico, Lynn and Bill Wise, Sandra and Tim Million, 2 step sons and wives Dennis and Glenda Kelly, John and Monique Kelly, 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 2 brothers and wives Benny and Ann, Nick and Mae, 1 sister and husband Anna and Joe Twiggs, a number of nieces and nephews.

He was dearly loved by all his family and many friends and he will forever hold a place in our hearts.

He was a member of Chestatee Baptist Church and in lieu of flowers his desire was that memorial donations be made to Chestatee Baptist Church Building Fund c/o Arlin Pirkle 4872 Mount Vernon Road Gainesville, GA 30506.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Chestatee Baptist Church with the Reverend David Skinner, Reverend Cecil Reeves and Reverend Tony Howard officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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