January 18, 2014

Geraldine Irene Martin

— Ms. Geraldine Irene Martin, 78, of Dalton, departed this life Friday evening, Jan. 17, 2014, at Quinton Memorial Health Care.  

Jerry was born April 1, 1935, in Pontiac, Mich., a daughter of the late Ezra John and Bessie Viola Jersey Rayment.  

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lorraine Sue Martin; a grandson, Brian Martin; her sister, Betty Lynn and the father of her children, C.W. Martin.  

Jerry was a member of Olivia Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Pamela Newton of Dalton, Sueanne Hernandez of Jamestown, Tenn., and Debbie and Kenneth Mitchell of Dalton; grandchildren, Curtis Martin, Kevin and Tonya Martin, Theresa Denton, Nathan Allen, Stacey and Lalo Gallegos; 12 great-grandchildren.

Services to celebrate the life of Ms. Geraldine “Jerry” Martin will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Beach officiating. She will be laid to rest at Whitfield Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. Monday until the service hour.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.