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Mary Faye Martin

Mrs. Mary Faye Martin, age 88, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2023, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born February 17, 1935, in Fulton, Arkansas, to the late Damon Howard Norton and Clara Leona (Mitts) Norton.

Mary was a lady of many talents, most notably she was a member of the Quilt and Chat of Pine Ridge quilting group as well as a Master Gardener of Carroll County. She loved God and attended the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Mena for many years. Mary was a very family-oriented woman, being a homemaker for her family as well as taking an interest in her family genealogy, working for over 30 years on learning about her lineage.

Mrs. Martin is preceded in death by her parents, Damon Howard Norton and Clara Leona (Mitts) Norton; husband, Tex Martin; son, Butch McMillen; and as well as by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

She is survived by her sons, Gary McMillen and wife Elaine, Mike McMillen and wife Jennifer; daughter, Susie Cloran and husband Larry; grandchildren, Michelle McMillen, Brent McMillen, Misty Self and husband Brian; Brannen McMillen and wife Amanda, Shane McMillen, Adella McMillen, Justin McMillen and wife Amanda, Joshua McMillen, Shawnn Harvey and husband Nick, Damon McMillen; great-grandchildren, Lindy, Landen, Desiree, Taylor, Kaiden, Jaycee, Korten, Codey, Grayson, Emily, and Tyler; brother, Bill Norton and wife Betty; sisters, Betty Vanderburg, Damona Bryant and husband Wayne; as well as by a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends too numerous to mention.

Services for Mrs. Martin will be held Monday, August 7, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., at the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Mena, Arkansas. Brother Zach Johnson will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. There will be a visitation held prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Cremation services for Mrs. Martin are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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