MARTIN, Elmer "Boone" Sr., 77, of Steubenville, OH, died Saturday January 12, 2013 in Steubenville. He was born July 12, 1935 in Chattanooga, TN, to the late Joseph and Eliza Paris Martin.
He attended Hooker Public School in Trenton, GA; was employed as a bottom operator at Stone Container Paper Mill Corp.; was a harness horse trainer and driver; and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John David Martin and Leonard Martin; one sister, Patricia Joyce.
He is survived by wife, Vera Stubbs Martin; two sons, Elmer Lee Martin Jr., of Steubenville and Tyrone Kelly, of Jasper, TN; two daughters, Gloria Jean Martin, of Steubenville and Eliza (Todd) Kelley, of Steubenville; nine grandchildren; special son-in-law, Kevin Terry, of Steubenville; special daughter-in-law, Alexandra (Cookie) West, of Steubenville; two brothers, Bobby (Betty) Martin and Andrew Martin, both of Dayton, OH; two sisters, Georgia Lydia Ellen Isler, of Cleveland, OH and Mary Ann (Tom) Screech, of Dayton, OH.
Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, Janurary 18 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19, with Rev. Norries A. Hood Sr.