FRIENDSHIP – Linda Louise Ware Martin, age 72, of Friendship, went to be with the Lord Monday, May 14, 2018 after a long battle with multiple autoimmune diseases.
She was born June 5, 1945 in Friendship, Arkansas, and was the daughter of the late Earl and Callie Warren Ware. She was a member of the Baptist church since 1965. After graduating from Ouachita High School, her career began with Southwestern Bell in Arkadelphia; followed by Henderson State University and many years of working in the Banking Industry in Arkansas and Louisiana. Linda loved listening to and singing Christian music with her family and friends. She had a passion for cooking and gardening. Her husband, children and grandchildren were the light of her life. Many enjoyed her big laughs, big meals and big hugs.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Murrell Ware; and sisters, Alene Ware Martin, Bernice Ware Dyess, Clara Belle Ware and Kathryn Ware. Linda is survived by her husband of 55 years, Don Martin; daughter, Kim (Charles) Robinson and granddaughter, Cassie Borland of Bryant; son, Rick (Mickie) Martin and granddaughter, Rachel Parks of Hot Springs, Robert (Shelby) Martin of Bismarck, Taylor and Andrew Burnett of Bismarck and Ashley Martin of Bismarck; great-grandchildren, Mason, and K J Parks and Eli Martin. She is also survived by sisters, Thelma Shepherd of Arkadelphia, Hazel Hixon of Donaldson, Earlene Roles of Hot Springs and Ginger (Gene) Davis of Friendship and many treasured nieces and nephews.
The Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Ruggles Wilcox funeral home. Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17th at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia with Brother Ronnie Hardin officiating, followed burial at Caney Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Sign the online Tribute Page at www.ruggleswilcox.com.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, AR) – Thursday, May 17, 2018