Billy D. Martin

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Services for Billy D. Martin of Meadville are 2 p.m., Thursday,Nov. 14, at Meadville United Methodist Church with burial in MidwayCemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at Franklin Funeral Home.

Mr. Martin, 75, died Nov. 11, 2002, at St. Dominic’s Hospital.He graduated from Raleigh High School and attended the Universityof Mississippi. He received a B.S. degree in chemistry fromMillsaps College.

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He began his tenure with Franklin County Memorial Hospital asadministrator in 1954 and served for 34 years. He served as amember of the Mississippi Hospital Association Board of Governors.He was a past president of the Southwest Hospital Council, pastpresident of Southwest Emergency Medical Service, and a director ofBlue Cross Blue Shield. He served three terms as president of theMiddlefork Country Club. He was a member of the Sam Newman HuntingClub and the Indian Mound Hunting Club. He enjoyed and supportedthe Franklin County youth baseball and football programs and OleMiss football. He was a WWII veteran.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Harvey and ClaraMartin; and his sister, Charlotte Godwin.

Survivors are his wife, Delores Bacot Martin; his twin sons,Bill Bacot Martin and Randy Donavan Martin, both of Meadville; andhis grandchildren, Deana Martin of Jackson, and Justin and JessicaMartin of Natchez.

Memorials may be made to the Franklin County Memorial HospitalEquipment Fund.