Thelma Mode Martin

  • Born: June 11, 1927
  • Died: July 21, 2018
  • Location: Forest City, North Carolina

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221A
Forest City, NC 28043
Tel. (828) 657-6383

Tribute & Message From The Family

Thelma Mode Martin, age 91, of Forest City, died Saturday, July 21, 2018 at her residence.
Born June 11, 1927 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Joe Mode and Alice Hollifield Mode.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David C. Martin; three brothers and one sister.
Those left to cherish her memory include one daughter, Connie Wooten and husband Edward of Atlanta, Georgia; one son, Ronnie Martin of Forest City; three grandchildren, David Martin, Colin Martin, Lara Oldenburg and husband John. She is also survived by one great-granddaughter, Ava Martin.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Ernie Cole officiating. Interment will follow the service at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Connie and Family, My love, Prayers and Blessings are with you! Thelma was a dear friend to me and I will always remember the times I visited and she would play Floyd Cramer songs for me! God bless you! Love Wanda Harmon Ling

Posted by Wanda Long - Chapel Hill, NC - Friend   August 20, 2018


I am so saddened to hear of Aunt Thelma's passing. May the God of all comfort give the family peace and comfort.

Posted by Paul Simpson - Mount Holly, NC - Friend   July 24, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Twanissa Morgan - Bostic, NC - Family Friend   July 23, 2018

Ronnie and Connie
I am so sorry to hear of you loss. Aunt Thelma was a special person. I remember when she babysat for us. I won't be able to be there, but all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel the love of God surrounding you during this time of sorrow.

Posted by JoAnn Knepp - Hickory, NC - Family   July 23, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet, sweet Mother. I do apologize that I will be unable to attend the services as I already have appointments scheduled. I enjoyed all the years that I visited with you and your family growing up and Mrs. Thelma was so kind. She was certainly a exceptionally sweet lady and had a heart of gold. I know you will miss her, been there done that and still missing mine, but we have the joy of knowing they are Home with the Lord. Prayers for your comfort and peace that only God can give us. Love you all..Danita Bowen Sartin

Posted by Danita Sartin - Mooresboro, NC - Family Friend   July 23, 2018

Ronnie and Connie. I'm so sorry for your loss. Aunt Thelma was a sweet and gracious lady. I have fond memories or staying over at your house as young kids. She was a beautiful lady and had an infectious laugh. God bless you and give you comfort.

Posted by Vickie Martin Redwine - Asheville, NC - Family   July 23, 2018

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