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Hillard Forrest Martin, age 86, of Science Hill, passed from this life on Monday, August 29, 2016, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Hillard was born in the Clay Hill Community of Wayne County, on March 1, 1930, son of the late William Eli and Hester Jane Tucker Martin. He married Vena Branscum, in Pulaski County, on December 18, 1954. Hillard was a farmer and a former employee of the Cumberland Wood and Chair Factory. He was a member of the Rolling Hills Baptist Church, in Nancy. Hillard enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening. He loved his family and spending time with his kids and grandchildren.
He is survived by his sons, Darrell (and Donna) Martin, of Eubank, and Forrest (and Kathy) Martin, of Cedar Grove; his daughters, Dorothy (and Lowell) Henderson, of Nancy, and Elaine Burdine, of Shopville; his sister, Velta Martin, of Somerset; his grandchildren, Leslie (and John) Clark, of Berea, Troy Martin, of Eubank, L.J. (and Brittany) Henderson, of Nancy, and David Henderson, of Nancy; and his five great-grandchildren, Caeden, Bram, Quinn, Hadley and Piper Clark.
Preceding Hillard in death are his parents; his wife, Vena; his brothers, Elza, Robert, Estill, Pierce and Norval Martin; his sisters, Alma Daulton, Imogene Bolen, Beulah Martin and Madaline Martin; and his son-in-law, Wayne Burdine.
Visitation will be Friday, September 2, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Services will follow the visitation, on Friday, at 1:00 p.m., in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Rudy Branscum officiating. Burial will be in Southern Oaks Cemetery.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.