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Jean Carol Yancey Martin

August 1, 1938 — February 16, 2020

Jean Carol Yancey Martin

Jean Carol Yancey Martin of South Boston, VA passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on August 1, 1938 and was 81 years of age. She was the daughter of the late James Henry Yancey and the late Gerdie Lou Smith Yancey. She was married to the late Ronnie Lew Martin.


She was a member of Glenwood United Methodist Church.  


Jean Carol Yancey Martin is survived by:

Her Son

Gregory Dale Martin and wife Carla of Moore, SC

Three Grandchildren

Kimberly Guthzeit and husband Thomas of Moore, SC

Catherine Renfro and husband Chris of Alpharetta, GA

Keri Lynn Idol of Kernersville, NC

Great Grandchildren

Isaac and Ava Renfro

Ryker Guthzeit

Marlo Hooper


***Preceded in death by***

Her Daughter

Cheryl Lynn Idol


Barrett Martin

Two Sisters

Lorene Y. Granger

Lucille Y. Covington


A graveside service will be held Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. at Glenwood United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Betty Marshall officiating.


The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.


For memorials please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services

Graveside Service

Friday, February 21, 2020

Starts at 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Glenwood United Methodist Church

4030 Philpott Rd, South Boston, VA 24592

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