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Suella L. MartinPassing: September 21, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 11:00 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, September 24th, 2012 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Mitchell Cemetery

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

WILLIAMS Suella L. “Suzie” Martin, 67, passed away at 7:37 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2012, at IU Health Bloomington.

Born June 13, 1945, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ralph K. and Ruth “Curley” (Webster) Wray. She was formerly married to Larry D. Martin.

She was owner of Bedford Telephone Answering Service for 20 years. Suzie graduated from Mitchell High School in 1963, and was also a graduate of Cosmetology School of Indianapolis.

Surviving: children,
Tobi Lynn (Jason Kindred) Todd, Freetown
Jami Rene Lewis, Williams
L. D. (Jennifer) Martin, Bedford
Eddie G. (Tammie) Wray, Bedford
Delbert D. (Kim) Wray, Salem
Joe (Jill) Wray, Nashville
sister in law,
Yvonne Wray, Columbus
Tiffany and Savannah Todd, Echo Rene Voorhies, Chloe and Corey Martin
great grandchildren,
Irelande Todd, Ella and Wyatt Voorhies
several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews

Her parents and brother, Robert D. Wray, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Rev. Richard Tallman and Pastor Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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14 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Carolyn Braman Riefe | Saginaw, MI
    Date: October 2, 2012
    I'm so sorry to hear of Suzie's passing. She and I were members of the Mitchell High School class of 1963 and she cut my hair back in the late 60's. My condolences to the entire family.
  2. Guest: Glenda Reynolds | Bedford, IN
    Date: September 27, 2012
    Tobi, Jami, L. D. & families, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady and I know she will be greatly missed. Words from the song "If You Only Knew" by The Inspirations helped me a great deal when my mom died, maybe it will comfort you. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
  3. Guest: sheila jackson bex | mitchell, IN
    Date: September 27, 2012
    Eddie, Delbert and Joe--so sorry about your sister. She was a wonderful lady. Have known her a long time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
  4. Guest: Anita Obando | Fort Collins, CO
    Date: September 26, 2012
    My thoughts are with you during this time of grieving. Through the answering service, she helped so many. Suzie answered the call from heaven to walk among angels. Wishing you strength and peace.
  5. Guest: Brenda Poore | Bedford, IN
    Date: September 25, 2012
    Thoughts and prayers with you all..
  6. Guest: Scott & Kim Gillespie | IN
    Date: September 24, 2012
    So sorry for your loss, may you be comforted by God's presence during this difficult time
  7. Guest: Echo Tanner | Mitchell, IN
    Date: September 24, 2012
    Thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family! Suzie touched so many lives, including my own. She was a wonderful woman who will live on in our hearts forever!
  8. Guest: Nancy Pace | Bedford, IN
    Date: September 24, 2012
    So very sorry for your loss. I met Suzie several years ago when she was taking VU-Jasper classes. She was one of my all time favorite students, next to Delbert and Eddie. I never forgot her joyous persona and she always recognized my voice. Prayers. Nancy Pace
  9. Guest: Cynthia Delaney Peters | IN
    Date: September 24, 2012
    Delbert, Joe and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I have some fond memories of our younger years. She will be greatly missed by many. Your all in our prayers. Harold and Cynthia Peters
  10. Guest: Dee (Richard) Anderson | Bedford, IN
    Date: September 23, 2012
    Delbert & family am so sorry to hear of Suzi's passing. My thoughts and prayers are coming to you. Delbert you're probably right about "God" wanting her to answer all his phones.
  11. Guest: M.Grissom | Oolitic, IN
    Date: September 23, 2012
    Never missed a call, now delivering messages…Greatly missed by all. Mike, Jane, John & Mama Jo.
  12. Guest: Susan Tirey Eads | Bloomington, IN
    Date: September 23, 2012
    Tobi, Jami & L.D. - So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady and holds a special place in my childhood memories. You are in my prayers. Susan
  13. Guest: Judy Stevens | Mitchell, IN
    Date: September 23, 2012
    My heartfelt sympathy to Suzie's family at the loss of such a great sister & Mom.. Your losses have been overwhelming at this time & prayers for peace that passes understanding for you all..
  14. Guest: Steve & Mary Jo Paugh | Indpls., IN
    Date: September 23, 2012
    Delbert, Joe and family; our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Very sorry for your loss. Love you all.