Funeral services for Mary Edith Martin, age 97, of Bangs, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Bangs First Baptist Church, with Shannon Bond officiating. Interment will follow in Bangs Cemetery, under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home of Brownwood.Visitation was held from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.    

    Mrs. Martin passed away Dec. 30, 2010, in Brownwood.

    Edith was born Jan. 9, 1913, in Burnet County to Ernest Sikes and Ethel (White) Sikes. She was married to Charles Leroy Martin in 1934 in Bangs. She was a member of the Bangs First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. Edith also enjoyed teaching Bible study at Bangs Nursing Home until she turned 95. She had served as a City Council member in Bangs, and had the honor of being the Grand Marshal of the 2005 Bangs May Day Parade.

She is survived by her children, Pearl Allen and husband Bobby of San Antonio, Joe Martin of Lake Brownwood and Linda Robinson of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Debra Moody and husband John of San Antonio, Kevin Martin and wife Sabrina of Lamesa, Benny Robinson of Fort Worth, Betty Moore and husband Steven of Houston, Danny Robinson of Fort Worth, Carla Martin of Brownwood, Rodney Robinson and wife Robin of Alvarado; 14 great-grandchildren; and ßnine great-great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Martin; brothers, Aurthor and Tim Sikes; sisters, Roxie Oliver and Nadine Grey; and a son-in-law, Ray Robinson.