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August 3, 1944 ~ January 21, 2018 (age 73)
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Jimmy Lee Martin

Age 73

Of Athens

Passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late George Wash and Mary Ratledge Martin and was preceded in death by a daughter, Misty Hampton; sisters, Mildred Givens and Dorothy Moses; brothers, Roy Martin, Ed Martin, Charles Martin, Junior Martin and Albert Martin. He retired from H.T. Hackney after 32 years of service and attended West End Baptist Church.


Survivors include his wife of 36 years,

   Billie Jane Bowlin Martin of Athens

Two sons and one daughter-in-law,

   Craig Coleman of Athens

   Chris and Angela Coleman of Etowah

Six grandchildren: Brandon Coleman, Cassandra Coleman, Cheaslea Coleman, Christian Coleman, Cayla Coleman and Taylor White.

One great grandson, Daniel Coleman

One sister,

   Betty McDaniel of Athens

One brother,

   Lewis Martin of Athens


Funeral services will be 2 pm Thursday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Charles officiating. Burial will be in Upper Spring Creek Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Chris Coleman, Brandon Coleman, Christian Coleman, Jeff McDaniel, Jeff Ratledge, and John Dawson.


The family will receive friends 12-2 pm Thursday at the funeral home.


If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Jimmy Lee Martin.

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