Martha Martin Downer

August 5, 1928 ~ September 19, 2018 (age 90)


Martha Martin Downer, a longtime resident of Greensboro, NC, currently living in Burlington, NC, died Wednesday the 19th day of September, at the Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, NC.

She was born August 5th, 1928 in Hamlet, NC.

She worked for the Pepsi Cola Company in Hamlet, NC and the Piccadilly Cafeteria in Greensboro, NC before retiring.

She was preceded in death by her parents Beatrice Gregson Martin and Samuel Martin, Husband, Julian (Pete) Furman Downer, Jr., Brother, Samuel Edgar Martin, Daughter, Teresa Downer Melnyk, First cousin, Mr. Hoyle L. Wilkes.

Mrs. Downer is survived by: Son-in-law John P. Melnyk, Granddaughters, Dr. Stephanie (Dee) Melnyk Evans (Tim) and Susan Marie Straub, Great-grandchildren, Abby Straub, Michael Straub and Kennedy G. Joyce.

There will be a visitation at Rich and Thompson Funeral Service in Burlington, on Monday, October 1st, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

A graveside service is planned for October 6th at 11 AM at Savannah Church, in Anson County, NC.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.

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October 1, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rich & Thompson in Burlington
306 Glenwood Avenue
Burlington, NC 27215

Graveside Service
October 6, 2018

11:00 AM
Savannah Church Cemetery
5549 Ingram Mountain Road
Lilesville, NC 28091

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