Mrs. LaRue Dean Martin

Published 4:28pm Thursday, March 21, 2013


Funeral service for Mrs. LaRue Dean Martin, 88, of Alexander City, will be Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm at the Flint Hill United Methodist Church.  Rev. Dee Dowdy, Rev. Joe Mallory, and Rev. Lenox Mallory will officiate.  Mrs. Martin will lie In State for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home.

Mrs. Martin passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Russell Medical Center.  She was born on January 15, 1925 in Alexander City, Alabama to Samuel Levi Dean and Izillie Texonia Farmer Dean.  She was a longtime member of Flint Hill United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Martin loved her community and church which were very important to her.  She also loved working with the youth and was a member of the 50+ Club at FHUMC.  Mrs. Martin worked for 28 years as a Credit Manager for Sears.  She volunteered at Russell Medical Center as a Pink Lady and delivered Meals on Wheels.  Mrs. Martin was a wonderful cook and made the best peach ice cream, hushpuppies, banana pudding, and fried chicken.  She enjoyed going fishing with her husband, traveling with friends on bus tours, playing dominos with her siblings every Thursday, and sitting outside watching hummingbirds eat from her many feeders.

She is survived by her son, Dean Martin of Alexander City; daughter, Annie Waters (Bob Ryan) of Phoenix, AZ; granddaughter, Meredith Quimby Chames (Maj. JoJo Chames, USMC) of Tampa, FL; great-grandson, Elijah Rhys Chames; and great-granddaughter, Audrey Marin Chames.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Marion Woodfin Martin; sisters, Lonie Sewell and Annie Beth Pitchford; brothers, Charles Atkins Dean, Samuel Leon Dean and James Oliver Dean.

Fresh flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be given to the Memorial Fund of Flint Hill United Methodist Church, 2858 Flint Hill Rd, Alexander City, AL 35010.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.