Mrs. Beth Martin Barkley age 90 of Lyerly Street Summerville passed away on Tuesday April 6th in a Rome hospital…She was borned in Calhoun, on April 20th 1919 to the late Rev. J.A. Smith and Dora Pass Smith and was  a member of the South Summerville Baptist Church and was owner operator of the former Finland Pet Store, preceded in death by husbands the late Holland B. Martin and J.C. Barkley, granddaughter Laurie Diane Martin….

Surviving are daughters and spouse Dorene and Bobby White of Dalton and Mary E. Martin of summerville, son and Spouse Rev. Sidney & Marsha Martin of Norwood, N.C. Grandchildren Susan and Scott Griffin, Gregg and Pam Martin, Tracy and Bill Grissett, and Stacy and Nick Beason, 8 Great Grandchildren, Brother James E. Smith of Decatur, several nieces and nephews also survive…

Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 frm the South Summerville Baptist Church with Rev. Sidney Martin and Rev. David Craven officiating with internment to follow in Summerville Cemetary…pallbearers will be Bob, Don, Gary, and Danny Blackwell, Ronnie Jones, Mike Smith, and Melvin Capps, Honorary pall bearers will be memebersof the Glory Bound Sunday School Class of South Summerville Baptist…Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 to 8 at the funeral home….Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements….