Ernest Samuel Martin

Born: Sun., Jun. 7, 1936
Died: Tue., Sep. 14, 2010


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 16, 2010
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 17, 2010
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 17, 2010
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

9:00 AM Sat., Sep. 18, 2010

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Ernest Samuel Martin, Sr., 74, formerly of Shaft, MD went to be with Our Lord on September 14,2010. Ernie was the son of the late John T Martin .Sr. and Viola E. Bennett Martin of Keyser, WV. He was preceded in death by a son Ernest S. Martin, Jr., and first wife of 49 years Martha Ellen Moses Martin, his brothers Albert L. Martin, Franklin C. Martin, Edward Martin and sister Violet G. Martin Hubbard.
He is survived by wife Patricia Seib Martin of Ocean, MD. Daughter Pamela K. Martin Powell and Son-in-law Bernard B. Powell, of Harpers FerryWV. Three Grand Children Joshua B. Powell of Martinsburg, WV. Michelle L. Pauley and husband Joshua of Frederick MD. Susan E. Wilcox and husband Joshua of MartinsburgWV. Brothers John T. Martin, Jr. of Cabins WV, Ralph Martin of Fort AshbyWV. Joseph Martin of New Creek WV. Sisters Pansy C. Martin Moore of BaltimoreMD, Rose Mary Pyle and husband Jeff of Burlington WV. Brother in Law Fred Seib and wife Romona of Triple Lakes MD, David Moses and wife Jackie of Hagerstown MD. Sister in Law Anna Jean Savona and husband Pete of Mauane, OH. And Betty Maurer of Redonia, PA, Anna Mae Moses Lepley Witherspoon and husband Harold of Florida. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
 He was one of seven brothers who served his country proudly. While in the Navy he served aboard the USS Caloosahatchee and the USS Suribachi. He was a former employee of the Celenese until it closed then he served his community as a health care provider with the Allegany County Health Dept.
He was an extremely talented Musician and could play anything with strings. He played in numerous Gospel groups thru out the years. His proudest accomplishment was his harp playing.
He was a former member of the Central Assembly of God in Cumberland and a long time member of Bethel Pentecostal Holiness of Lonaconing .
Ernie never met a stranger and will be missed by all of his coffee drinking buddies at Wal-Mart, but mostly by his long time friend Jason Shomper of Reading, PA.
In the past few years Ernie had become an avid painter and enjoyed sharing his art work with friends and family. He was a kind hearted person and has left a deep hole in the hearts of family and friends.
 Friends and family will be received at the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, P.A., Lonaconing on Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 6-8 PM and Friday, September 17, 2010 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will be held at BethelPentecostalHolinessChurch, Lonaconing on  Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 9:00 AM with the Rev. Mark McCallister officiating. Family and friends will be received one hour prior to service. Interment will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow Mills. Military Rites will be accorded by Farrady Post #24, American Legion, Frostburg.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to BethelPentecostalHolinessChurch at 20701 Bethel Drive, Lonaconing, MD21539.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Powell, Joshua Pauley, Joshua Wilcox, Brandon Roop, Thomas Hubbard, Thomas Moore, Leonard Martin and Carl Martin.

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anna lepley witherspoon
   Posted Wed September 15, 2010
i am very sorry Pam for your loss but he is with my sister in heaven and happy I love you and I am here for you love you your anut anna mae

anna lepley witherspoon
   Posted Thu September 16, 2010
Harold Witherspoon anna lepley witherspoon

Todd and Denise Howard
   Posted Thu September 16, 2010
Bernie and Pam,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time for your family. Todd and Denise

Rev. M. S. Nau, Sr.
   Posted Sat September 18, 2010
My deepest condolences to family and friends. Our loss on this side of heaven. What a wonderful man... full of the love of God, full of humor, overflowing with music... full of life and living! Music this side of heaven just became a bit more drab... the sound of Heaven's air, a bit more alive! Whatever angel in charge of playing the harp can take some time off now... Ernie's turn to play for the KING! I enjoyed good pickin' n' grinnin' sessions and many wonderful conversations during the earlier years of my ministry. I still catch myself using some of his unique sayings! Tunin' my guit-fiddle for that great reunion day Ernie!!! Still using my Bible For A Road Map too! Respectfully, Mike Nau.

Harry and Louise Ours
   Posted Sat September 18, 2010
To all of the Family----- So sorry for your loss/ It has been quite a while since we saw Ernest. My husband Harry and I both grew up around Keyser. I lived on the same side of the mountain as he did. I was an Eversole My Husband ( Harry Ours) and I both attended the same church also,. that the Martin family attended. May God be with you in your time of need.

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