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Matthew Lee Martin

March 12, 1982 — July 10, 2021

Matthew Lee Martin

Matthew Lee Martin of South Boston, VA passed away July 10, 2021.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on March 12, 1982 and was 39 years of age. He was the son of Greta Conner Holcomb and Bernard Lee Martin.


Matthew was a member of Hunting Creek Baptist Church. He worked at Presto as an assistant shift

leader and showed dedication and a great work ethic by always going above and beyond what was

expected of him, by being extremely knowledgeable on the machine he worked and by always helping

anyone who needed it. He enjoyed raising hot peppers in the garden. Most everyone knew him as Matt,

but to me, his mom, and to his grandmother, Jewel, he was and always will be Matthew. His

grandmother would always make sure to correct those who called him Matt and we can just see her

now, in heaven, doing the same thing. Matthew; you will be missed by us all.


Matthew Lee Martin is survived by:

His Sons

Damian Allen Martin

Ethan Phoenix Martin

Parker Liam Martin and his mother April Michelle Riddle

His Mother and Step-father

Greta Conner Holcomb and Anthony Andrew (Andy) Holcomb

His Father

Bernard Lee Martin of Scottsburg

His Grandfather

Howard W. Conner of Clover


Adam Watts Martin of Cluster Springs


Robert Derrick Holcomb of Cody

Cynthia Elizabeth Holcomb of Alton

Special Cousin

Donna Ridgeway of Omega

Special Friend

Edward Andrews of South Boston


***Preceded in death by***


Jewel Owen Conner

Gertrude Lee Martin


A graveside service will be held Friday, July 16, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Hunting Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Mull officiating.


The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the home of his mother, 1714 Norwood Ave. South Boston, VA


For memorials, please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


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

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Past Services


Thursday, July 15, 2021

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

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Graveside Service

Friday, July 16, 2021

Starts at 11:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hunting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

4061 Hunting Creek Rd, Nathalie, VA 24577

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