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Brenda J. Martin

Brenda J. Martin

(1945 – 2009) Brenda Jeanette Martin. She was one of a kind; an open book; unforgettable. Those who knew her well feel lucky to have crossed her path in the short 63 years of her life. Brenda grew up in Pepperell, a small tightly-knit community between Auburn and...

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Celeste H. Martin

Celeste H. Martin

(1938 – 2014) Celeste Hurley Martin was born in Tennessee and moved to Sheffield, Alabama, as a child. She was the daughter of Noah T. and Lillie Hurley. She graduated from Sheffield High School at the age of 16 and attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn...

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Clemmie Mae Martin

Clemmie Mae Martin

(1913 – 1973) Clemmie Mae Martin, a native of Dothan, was born on June 21, 1913. After graduating from high school, she entered Tuskegee Institute and received a B.S. Degree in Home Economics in 1936. She later completed 15 hours of social work at Howard University....

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Ivan R. “Ike” Martin

Ivan R. “Ike” Martin

(1914 – 2007) Ike Martin was born February 25, 1914, in Raymond, Illinois, to Lottie Jane Rogers and the Rev. Otto Elmer Martin. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Forestry from Louisiana State University in 1939. Mr. Martin began his career working for the Extension...

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Kirtis Martin

Kirtis Martin

(1907 – 1994) Kirtis Martin’s life began in Greensboro, Alabama, as the youngest child of John Marshall Martin and Una Crenshaw Martin. She was raised in Greensboro, leaving in 1924 to attend Livingston State Teach­ers College until 1926. She began teaching school in...

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Robert E. “Abe” Martin

Robert E. “Abe” Martin

(1904 – 1959) A Cullman County native, Robert Eugene Martin, affection­ately known as “Abe,” was born in Holly Pond on November 28, 1904. He graduated from Blountsville High School in 1925 and entered Auburn University in 1927, graduating with a B.S. Degree in 1930....

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