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Charlotte Stone Martin
  • The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider final expenses to
  • Riffe's Funeral Service, Inc.
    600 Main Street
    Narrows, VA 24124

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“I would like you all to know how sorry I was to hear of Charlotte's death. She was a very special lady. My husband, Mike Williams, did dialysis with...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Anna Williams

“From now on the circle is complete....brothers and sisters together. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Larry and Harriet Stone - seffner, FL

“Dear Pam and family, It's been years since I saw you or your mom and dad and Stacy. I spent so many nights at your house and your mom was so very...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Marie Fraley Gee - Lynchburg, VA

“Pam, Hillarie, Charlie, Our dear, dear friends. Our hearts are broken for you all. Pam, your mom shines through every way possible. ...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Amanda, Barry, Lorelei and Brecken Collier - VA

“Charlotte was not only my friend she was like a mother to me she never complained at what life threw at her she has left a huge void in My heart ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Angel hale - Narrows, VA - friend

“Dear Billy and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Charlotte. She was a wonderful lady and such a blessing to me. I know she fought a long hard...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Cathi Biggs - Lindside, WV

“Dear Billy and family, I'm sorry for your loss. I'm glad we got to visit with you and Charlotte this year. God bless you. Love and prayers Wanda ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Wanda Stone - Tampa, FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Pam and your family at this time. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Mitzie Martin - Rocky Mount, VA

“Our condolences go out to Pam, Hillary, CK and all of the family! Your are all in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers! ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Shauna and Kelly Bishop - Pulaski, VA

“Sorry for your loss. Charlotte was the last of her brothers and sister, she was always willing to share her memories of years past. A lovely lady who...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Lester Stone - Tampa, FL - nephew

“Pam and CK, Kelly and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolences go out to all your family. We know how much you loved and...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Shauna and Kelly Bishop - Pulaski, VA

“Pam: THinking of you . May God comfort you and the family during your loss. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Hilda Burnette - Floyd, VA

“Bill, Stacy, Pam and family I'm so sorry for your loss. Charlotte was an amazing lady. I've had the pleasure to take care of her at dialysis over the...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Adrienne Bradley - Pearisburg, VA

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14 of 14 | Posted by: Dawn Coleman

Charlotte Stone Martin, 79 of Narrows, passed away peacefully Friday, August 14th, 2015 at her home.

She was born in Fayette County, West Virginia on March 20th, 1936, and was the daughter of the late Richard and Edith Carver Stone. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Jessie, Edward, Frank, Bill, John and Virgil Stone; and a sister, Margaret Bowles.

Charlotte put herself through cosmetology school in 1955 in Salem, VA and worked at and eventually owned a small beauty shop in Pearisburg, VA. She was a beautician there for almost 40 years until she had a major heart attack in 1998. Only something so debilitating could pull her away from the job and people she loved. Charlotte was a happy, vivacious, humble woman who was always smiling, always loving and always the first one to do what needed done.

She was a member of New Valley Fellowship in Narrows. She loved her church and even though she was mostly blind, she read the entire bible twice. Charlotte never wavered in her faith or asked "why" as her health deteriorated.

Left to cherish her memory are the love of her life and devoted husband of 56 years, Bill Martin; two daughters, Pamela Martin and partner Hillarie Collins of Pulaski, Stacy Martin Turner and Billy of Narrows; two wonderful grandchildren, Brody Dunford of Narrows and Charlotte-Kay Martin of Pulaski; special nieces, Brenda Wade and husband Dennis, Melanie Trombetta, and Teresa Robertson; special nephews Greg Martin and fiancée Penny Sarver, and Donald Bowles; special friends, Christine McClaughtery and Allie Riffe; and a wonderful extended family of nieces, nephews, and friends, including Angel Hale and the staff of DaVita Dialysis.

Charlotte Martin was not a world leader, yet she led.
She was not a police officer, yet she protected.
She wasn't a fireman, yet she saved.
She wasn't a minister, yet she witnessed.
Despite a childhood of poverty and enormous loss ...
"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs at the days to come. She opens her mouth in wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." Proverbs 31:25
Our Mother will always be our hero and we are truly blessed to be her daughters.
Love, Pamela & Stacy

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at 2 PM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Rev. Kevin Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service Tuesday from 12 noon until just prior to the service. The family requests that those sending memorials, please consider final expense contributions to Riffe's Funeral Service, Inc.; 600 Main Street; Narrows, Virginia 24124.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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