Ruth C. Martin, 90, of Hamburg, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.  Mrs. Martin worked at Akers cleaners,  the Hamburg Shirt Factory and was a homemaker.  Mrs. Martin was a member of Judson Missionary Baptist Church.            

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Edward Martin; two sons, Jimmy G. “Jimbo” Martin  and Freddie Martin; her parents, R.B. Emma Loveless Culp; four brothers, Thomas William “Pete” Culp, Robert Chalmer Culp, James Uriah Culp and Dudley Culp; and four sisters, Mary Hunter, Alma Gardner, Ellie Godwin, and Georgia McNeice.

She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Leigh and husband, Danny, of Bryant; two sons, Robert Martin and wife, Missy, of Hamburg and Frank E. Martin and wife, Donna, of Fountain Hill; a sister, Louise Cox of Hamburg; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, with the Rev. Bill Elton officiating.  

Honorary pallbearers are her grandsons, Brian Leigh, Chance Martin, Jarrod Martin, Steven Martin, Tristan Walls, Brandon Hentschel, Mike Pallo and Phillip Cook.  

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR  72203-9984 or to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-9959. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

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