Mrs. Martha Dell Wilson, 84, of Apalachicola, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
Mrs. Wilson was born Oct. 17, 1929 in Alabama to Frutie and Alva Mae Hallford. She was a resident of the local area for 70 years, moving here from Southport.
A member of Highland Park Community Church, she was a devoted Christian. Mrs. Wilson was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, embroidering, swinging on her front porch, singing hymns and writing Christian poems and songs.
Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, James William Wilson; parents, Frutie and Alva Mae Hallford; stepfather, Wesly Barfield; six brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by her three sons, James Wilson and wife Wondis, of Southport, David Wilson and wife Gwinell, and Jerry Wilson and wife Janie, all of Apalachicola; four daughters: Alethea Walker and husband Donnie, of Apalachicola, Sarah Mathes and husband Donnie, of Altha, Christine Holmes and husband Pat, of Carrabelle, and Melanie Smith and husband Barry, of Lanark Village; two sisters: Julia Booth and Sherry Ward; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday morning, June 6 at Highland Park Community Church with Rev. Arthur Coulter officiating. Interment followed at Magnolia Cemetery. The family received friends at the church Thursday evening, June 5.
Asked to serve as active pallbearers were Donnie Walker, Jr., David Wilson, Jr., Tony Shiver, Jr., Shawn Wilson, Kendall Curtis, William (Bubba) Wilson, Lenard Shiver, Steven McGuire, and Aaron Kyser. Honorary pallbearer was Elijah Mathes.
Southerland Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.