James E. Martin, 72, of Crossett, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 at his residence.  He was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a G-P Paper Mill retiree, a member of Hunters Chapel Baptist Church and a U. S. Army veteran serving during the VietNam Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Atelbert ‘A D’ Martin and Versie McGee Martin; one brother, Freddie Martin, and one sister Diane Martin.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Felicia Martin; two sons, Keith Martin and wife Shawnda of Crossett,  and James Martin Jr. of Rockville, Md.; one daughter, Phyllis Martin of Crossett,; two step-sons, Marlin Williams of Dallas, and Demarcus Smith and wife Miranda of Hamburg; four brothers, Ray Charles Martin and wife Debra and Danny Martin and wife Savannah, both of Crossett,   Curtis Martin and wife Jennifer and Larry Martin and wife Vera, both of Hamburg, two sisters, Marilyn Lewis and husband Carl of Little Rock, and Charlotte Thrower of Chicago; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be Saturday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. at Westview Cemetery with Prophet Quinton Radford officiating, under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc.  

Pallbearers will be Tommy Moore, Shun Keith, Bernard Martin, Robert King, Dwight Lewis, and Rodney Randolph.    

Honorary pallbearers are grandsons and nephews.                                                                        

A walk-through visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

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