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Martha M. Curtis

September 20, 1926 — February 8, 2021

Martha Martin Curtis, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 8, 2021. She was born on September 20, 1926 in Pickens County. She was the daughter of Edward Austin (Aus) and Irene Rogers Martin of Central, SC.

Martha was a devoted member of Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church, and a previous member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday school. As a girl she attended the Mount Tabor Church School in Central, and later graduated from Central High School. She had a long, enjoyable career in the production department at the J.P. Stevens plant near Clemson. With her wisdom, wit, and stories galore, Martha was a joy to all who knew her. She loved the rain; the soft patter of rain on her childhood home's tin roof meant that she wouldn't have to work in the fields that day.

She was preceded in death by each of her eleven brothers and sisters: Roger McClellan (Mac) Martin, Edith Martin Newton, Stroba Martin James, Fay Martin Garrison, James (Jim) Hopkins Martin, Edward Austin (E.A.) Martin, Guy Thomas (Rabbit) Martin, Maryjane (Mary) Welborn Martin, Olle Elizabeth (Lib) Martin Crawford, Alvin William (Bill) Martin, and Calvin Leroy Martin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Don G. Curtis, and by her daughter, Evalyn Kay Curtis Stenzel.

She is survived by her son, Thomas (Tom) D. Curtis and his wife Connie Hammond Curtis; by her daughter, Donna Curtis Dorian and her husband Jacques Dorian; by her son Marion A. (Mac) Curtis; by her grandchildren, Sean G. Smith, Jennifer Curtis Seitz and her husband, Andrew (Andy) N. Seitz, Valerie Curtis Lecher and her husband, Matthew (Matt) Lecher, and Tara Curtis Palacio; and by her sixteen great grandchildren.

Martha returns now to Memory Gardens near Central, on the site of the former Martin family farm where she grew up. Friends will be received at the Memory Gardens Cemetery on Monday, February 15th at 2:00 PM, followed by a 3:00 PM service also at Memory Gardens.

Due to presence of vulnerable persons and caregivers for vulnerable persons, the family requests all attending to observe the COVID protocols which will be posted.

Those who wish to remember Martha in a special way may make memorial donations to Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church, 2101 Six Mile Highway, Central, SC 29630.

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Monday, February 15, 2021

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