Obituary for Pauline Staley Martin of Eagle Springs

Pauline Staley Martin, age 99, of Eagle Springs, died Friday, May 12, 2023 in Sanford, NC.

She was born on May 25, 1923 and married William Lynn Martin on September 1, 1940. She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed working in her flower gardens, baking pound cakes, and spending time with family. She was a life-long member of Eagle Springs Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children: Sue Parrish, Dale Martin (Paula), Shirley Ferguson (Ernest), David Martin (Tammy), and Dana Martin (Amy), nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one sister, Alice Staley of High Point. She is also survived by four very loved caregivers: Danielle Jennings, Kathy McSwain, Chanda Rice and Emma Sinclair all of Sanford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lynn Martin, an infant daughter, Dixie Martin, parents, H.M. and Ethel Staley, brothers, Alfred and John Staley, sister, Lee Hughes and a son-in-law, Thurman Parrish.

A graveside service will be held on 3:00 PM Monday, May 15, 2023 at the Eagle Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361.

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Services have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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