Funeral services for Mr. Carl Ellis Martin will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012 in Simmons Mill Pentecostal Church, Pitkin with Reverends Clyde Dowden and L. E. Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in Buck Martin Cemetery under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Pitkin.
Mr. Martin, 59, of Leesville, entered eternal rest on Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wesley and Lettie Martin; one brother, Willie Martin, Jr. and one sister, Margie Pickering.
Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory include three brothers, John Gerald Martin of Leesville, Preston Nathan Martin and his wife, Carolyn of Point Blue and Sylvester Martin of Leesville; three sisters, Dorothy Haymon and her husband, Ozzie of Leesville, Joycie Shave and her husband, Robert of Kaufman, Texas and Georgia Yerg and her husband, Edward of Arlington, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and friends.
Friends may call at Simmons Mill Pentecostal Church, Pitkin on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 2:00 p.m. Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Martin family by visiting www.rushfh.com