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John “J. L.” Martin

Obituary Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017

John “J. L.” Martin, age 87, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017, at his residence. He was a loving, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He was a deacon, song leader, choir leader and member of Cumming Second Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Egbert and Lucille Bell Martin; wife, Rachel Montree Martin; sisters, Janell Temple, Ineal Martin; brother, Billy Martin; granddaughter, Audrey Lynn Martin; brother-in-law, Jerry Bagwell.

Survivors include his children, Troyce (Sarah) Martin, Joy Howard, Penny Martin; brothers, Hayward (Lunell) Martin, Hugh (Jane) Martin, Ruel (Toni) Martin, Truel (June) Martin; sisters, Elizabeth Bagwell, Mary (Larry) Burruss, Phyllis (Frank) Free; grandchildren, Jon Howard, Shane (Nikki) Martin, Jill (Terry) Maag, Nick (Becky) Martin, Kaymon (Mark) Nix, James Pruitt, Sirena Pruitt; great grandchildren, Cooper, Gus, Jud, Isaac, Hunter, Kendal, Easton, Kade, Annabelle Montree; along with many other loving friends and relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Martin will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 3:30 pm in the chapel of Ingram Funeral Home with Rev. Hugh Martin, Rev. Truel Martin, Rev. Stephen Davis, Rev. Ruel Martin and Rev. Terry Cowart officiating. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm and Saturday, from 10:00 am until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Cumming Second Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Dean Elzey, 2470 Elzey Drive, Cumming, GA 30028.

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at

Funeral Date
12/16/2017 at 3:30PM
Funeral Home
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory
210 Ingram Ave. , Cumming 30040