Arnold E. Martin Sr., 79

NOV. 27, 1932-AUG. 22, 2012

August 23, 2012
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Arnold Eugene Martin Sr., 79, of 10803 Donelson Drive in Williamsport, Md., died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born Nov. 27, 1932, in Montgomery County, Md., he was the son of the late Clement and Janie Martin.

He was an Army veteran, and was self-employed before retiring.

He is survived by 10 daughters, Balinda Benjamin, of Pensacola, Fla., Deborah Rollins and Virginia Tynes of Frederick, Md., Sheila Zanders of Odenton, Md., Kim Bryant of Henderson, N.C., Fara Martin, Dawn Martin and Karen Martin, all of Hagerstown, Yolanda Puller of Charles Town, W.Va., and Tonya Bell of Woodbridge, Va.; two sons, Arnold Martin Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Darrell Martin of Frederick; a sister, Mabel Dove of Baltimore, Md.; 33 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and wife, Bessie Martin of Frederick, Md.

He was preceded in death by his beloved companion, Brenda Holland; a daughter, April Duvall; a son, Derrick Martin; three brothers, Clement Martin, Perry Martin and Leon Martin; and three sisters, Virginia Mills, Berniece Ladson and Clairese Martin.

Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev Michael Norris will officiate. Burial will be at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. Graveside military honors will be conducted by Washington County AMVETS Post 10 and Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday one hour before the service at the funeral home.

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