The Rev. Johnny R. Martin

The Rev. Johnny R. Martin, 60, of Ellijay, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. 

The Rev. Martin was born Feb. 25, 1955, in Gilmer County to Henry “Bill” and Viola Townsend Martin. He attended Gilmer High School, was an auto detailer and was a member of the Higher Praise Church of God. 

He is preceded in death by brother, David Martin. 

He is survived by wife, Lorene Murphy Martin, father and mother, Bill and Viola Martin, sons and daughters-in-law; Ronald and Shannon Garrett, Michael and Amanda Garrett, Jonathan Martin, daughter and son-in-law; Audrey and Kevin Fowler, brother and sister-in-law; Mark and Julie Martin, sister and brother-in-law; Maylene and Junior Maney; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, from the chapel of the Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwaine Shaddix, the Rev. Gary Ashe and the Rev. Junior Maney officiating.  

Music was by Daniel Peters and Ruby Cochran. 

Pallbearers were Jonathan Martin, Kevin Fowler, Tyler Garrett, Anthony Garrett, Jacob Ryder and Lawrence Radford. 

Interment was in the Yukon Cemetery. 

Condolences can be made at bernhardtfh.com.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

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Ellijay, GA. 30540

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