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Dan Allen Martin

Services for Dan Allen Martin, of Brookhaven, will be held at 2p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel onNatchez Drive with burial in Union Hall Baptist Church Cemetery inBrookhaven.

Visitation was held on Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Martin, 77, died Feb. 3, 2008, at his residence. He was bornin New Orleans on May 3, 1930, to Daniel R. Woods and Alma MartinWoods.

He was retired from his self-employed welding business. Weldingwas not only his occupation, but a hobby, as well, although hisfavorite hobby was his family. He was a member of Union HallBaptist Church, where he loved singing in the choir and served as aSunday school teacher.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, Ernest M.Martin; and his grandson, Joseph Martin.

Survivors are his wife, Bessie May Martin, of Brookhaven; hisson, Dan D. Martin and wife Leah, of Brookhaven; his daughters,Sheila Martin, and Mildred Cain Allen and husband Gary, all ofBrookhaven; his daughter-in-law, Cindy Odom Martin, of Brookhaven;his brothers, Glen Woods and wife Marianne, of Destin, Fla., andCarl Johnson and wife Karen, of Alvin, Texas; his grandchildren,April Burns and husband Kyle, Ernest D. Martin, Brandy Posey andhusband Justin, Josh Martin and wife Amber, Jacob Martin and wifeAshley, Jessi Martin, Christopher Martin and wife Hope, KatherineMoak and husband Dustin, David Cain; his great-grandchildren,Ashlyn, Chloe and Hayden Burns, Charli Anna Posey, Conner Martin,Aibry Martin and Haleigh Moak; his special niece, Donna Marie OrrSmith; his special nephew, Vernon Parsons; a special great-nephewhe thought of as a grandson, Guy Orr; and a host of nieces andnephews he loved very much.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries Inc., ofBrookhaven.