April 27, 2014

Geneva Wood Martin

Mrs. Geneva Wood Martin, 98, of Dalton, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Valdosta.

She was the daughter of the late Clifford P. and Florence Love Wood and was preceded in death by her husband, L.M. Martin Jr.; daughter, Toby Harriet Martin; sister, Dorothy Rann; brother, C.P. Wood Jr., and a nephew, Preston Rann.

Geneva was in the first graduating class of Westside High School and also graduated from Dalton Business School. Geneva was a member of Dalton First United Methodist Church for many years and a Red Cross volunteer for 20 years at Dalton Memorial Hospital, now Hamilton Medical Center.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Bill Thomas of Valdosta; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Elaine Martin of Rocky Face; grandchildren, Melanie (Sean) Finnegan, Matthew Thomas and Angela (Tim) Fleming; great-grandchildren, Patrick Finnegan, Katie Fleming, Kyle Fleming and Ella Fleming; nephew, Wendell Rann.

Services are today at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Love Funeral Home with the Rev. Dewey Fleming officiating.

Burial will be in Whitfield Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home today from 3 to 5 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Langdale Hospice Home, 2263 Pineview Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton, (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements.

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