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Lillie Frances Martin

January 2, 1940 — April 8, 2024

Drakes Branch

Lillie Frances Martin

Lillie Frances Martin of Drakes Branch, VA passed away April 8, 2024 at the age of 84.  She was born in Halifax County on January 2, 1940 to the late William Lewis Peck and the late Hallie Mosie Seamster Peck Hodge and was raised by her late grandmother Ethel Estelle Peck.   She was married to the late John Henry Martin.


She was a member of Mt. Laurel United Methodist Church.  Lillie worked and retired from Clover Yarns after many years of dedicated service.  She enjoyed growing and caring for her flowers and she especially loved spending time with her family.  


Lillie Frances Martin is survived by:

Her Children

Helen M. ‘Susie” Smith of South Boston

Irma Jean Martin of South Boston

Barbara Ann Martin of Drakes Branch

Cecil Ray Martin (Helen Jean) of Halifax

Seven Grandchildren

Bobby Ray (Tanisha), Kelly (Donnie), Debra, Jennifer, Lynn, Chris (Trina), and Stacy (Gary)

Twenty-five Great Grandchildren

Seven Great Great Grandchildren

Two Sisters

Louise Crews of Lynchburg

Joyce Peck (Robert Lawyer) of Charlottesville 

Her Best Friend

Mary Tharpe

Her Caregivers

Damion Fallen, Trina Rolfe and Barbara Ann Martin 


***Preceded in death by***

Two Grandchildren

Kristy and Misty


Lewis Hester Peck, Eddie Lee Peck, Betty Jean Brown, Pauline Peck and Barbara Ann Peck


A funeral service will be held Friday, April 12, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Laurel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dave Moreno and Rev. Mary Tharpe officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.


The family will receive friends Thursday evening at Powell Funeral Home from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. and other times at the home of Cecil Ray Martin, 2055 Grubby Rd, Halifax.


For memorials, please consider Mt. Laurel United Methodist Church 8077 Newbill School Rd., Clover, VA 24534.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services


Thursday, April 11, 2024

7:00 - 8:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 12, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mt. Laurel United Methodist Church

8077 Newbill School Rd, Clover, VA 24534

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