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Dorothy Goodall Martin, 94

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LEBANON -- Graveside funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Martin, 94, of Lebanon.
Known as Dot to her family and friends, she died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Elmcroft.
Born Oct. 21, 1917 in the Tuckers Cross Roads Community, she was the daughter of the late Earl Carson Goodall and Ada Purnell Goodall.
Mrs. began her teaching career in a one room school house in 1935 and married Paul J. Martin on Aug. 17, 1943.
She then became a stay-at-home wife and mother, started a pre-school and later returned to the classroom teaching fourth grade at Highland Heights Elementary in Lebanon until her retirement in 1980.
She loved all of her school children, playing bridge, baking, and after retiring -- her flower garden. Mrs. Martin was an active member of the Wilson County Retired Teachers and of College Hills Church of Christ until she became ill.
Visitation will be Friday between the hours of 3 8 p.m. at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted by Dr. Larry Locke and Bro. Kenneth Head.
Survivors include: children Mike Martin and John Martin both of Lebanon and Pat (Billy) Fitts of Hendersonville.
Also surviving is granddaughter Renee (Greg) Hardwick and great granddaughter Kelsey Hardwick -- all of Hendersonville; siblings Ann Paty and Walter (Zuellma) Goodall all of Lebanon and Jack (Peggy) Goodall of Hartsville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Martin in 1980; two sisters, Martha Bobo and Era Earl Denton; and one brother, Will Edward Goodall.
Pallbearers will include: Greg Hardwick, Bill Bobo, Charles Edward Bobo, Bobby Denton, Bill Doak and Cliff Cozart.
The family would like to thank the staff at Elmcroft Heartland Village for the loving care given Ms. Dot these last two years.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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