A well known former local businessman has died.
Blake Martin, owner and operator of the former Walker Funeral Home, passed away Thursday in Savannah, Georgia where he lived. His wishes were to be cremated. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Faye Walker and father Clyde Edward Martin and grandparents, Albert Lee and Bunola Walker and Clyde E. and Mae Biles Martin.
Among his survivors are two daughters, Amy Lee Ting of Texas and Christina Kinkin of Illinois; grandchildren; a sister, Glenda Faye Hicks of Smithville; and niece and nephew.