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James Virgil Martin

J.V. Martin age 81 of Horse Cave passed away 5:02 a.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Medical Center of Bowling Green.

Mr. Martin was born in Cowan, Tennessee, retired truck driver, drove 20 years for James Winn Trucking transporting the U.S. Mail, 15 years for Smith Transfer, 6 years driving a bus for Mammoth Cave National Park, ran a water delivery service for several years, member of the Teamsters Union Local 89, 25 year member of Bearwallow Masonic Lodge #231 and a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church.

Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lassie Connor Martin, daughter, Germaine Owen, sister Juanita Bishop and 3 grandchildren.

Survived by

wife of 59 years: Norma Jean Adwell Martin of Horse Cave

2 sons: Perry Martin and wife Shannon of Horse Cave

Kevin Martin and wife Missy of Horse Cave

3 daughters: Veronica Hughes and husband Eddie of Murfreesboro

Nell Wathen Jaggers and husband Billy of Horse Cave

Kennetha Sanders and husband Bobby of Cave City

12 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren

1 brother: Pepper Martin and wife Louise of Munfordville

4 sisters: Mabel Collins of Horse Cave

Elizabeth Wilson of Horse Cave

Josephine Edwards of Horse Cave

Lucille Carver of Jeffersonville, Indiana

several nieces and nephews


Visitation 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday and after 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Masonic Rites will be conducted 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral Service

Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010 in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial in the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.

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A candle was lit in memory of James Martin

Jean C. Seabolt Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss. We're thinking about you and your family back here in the grove. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to ease the pain. Praying for you!

Beth Farrow Oct 24 2010 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. May GOD be with your family.

Martha Rountree Tapscott Oct 23 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Kenetha, Bobby, Cody, and family,

I am sorry to learn of Kennetha's fathers passing. My sympathy in this time of grief.

Sue Rasche

Sue Rasche Oct 22 2010 12:00 AM

Sorry for the passing of your father, our prayers will be with you.

Ernest & Donita Runyon Oct 22 2010 12:00 AM

Nickelous and Wool,

I am so sorry about the loss of your grandfather and father. I am thinking of you both at this time and prayers are going up. Let me know if you need anything.


Carrie Bunch Oct 22 2010 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss. My thought & prayers will be with you and your family as you go thru this difficult time. With Love: Sammy, Kelly & Tyler Sturgeon

Kelly Sturgeon Oct 22 2010 12:00 AM

Kennetha I am so sorry for the loss of your father. If there is anything that I can do for you please let me know.


Deb and Kendra

Debra Dixon and Kendra Martin Oct 21 2010 12:00 AM

Nell we are so sorry of your lost. May god be with you

Jerry & Beverly Riley

Jerry & Beverly Riley Oct 21 2010 12:00 AM


Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Try to stay strong and know that lots of prayers are being sent your way. Love you, Jenn

Jennifer Shackelford and family Oct 21 2010 12:00 AM

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