Martha Jane Couch Massey

Published 2:46 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Martha Jane Couch Massey, 87, of Demopolis passed away April 2, 2016 at her residence. Services were held Monday, April 4, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Freddie Massey, Rev Carl Williams and Chaplain Robert Pearce officiating. Burial followed in Demopolis Memorial Gardens. Kirk Funeral Homes Demopolis Chapel directed.
Martha was born Sept. 21, 1928, in Byington, Tenn. She was preceded by her parents, Robert and Ethel Couch; husband, Luther Avery Massey Sr.; son, Robert Lewis Massey; daughter-in-law, Florence Etheridge Massey; and her daughter, Dorothy Jane Massey Smith.
She is survived by her daughters, Ethel Estelle (Wallace) Thomas of Marion, and Bernice Ann (James) Johnson of Demopolis; sons, Luther Avery (Linda) Massey Jr. of Gallion, and Freddie Lee (Wanda) Massey of Coker; son-in-law, Champ Smith of Sweetwater; sisters, Dorothy Whitfield of Prattville, Myrtle (Harold) Dunn of Demopolis, and Ethel Grey (James) of Linden; brothers, Robert L. (Anita) Couch of Jefferson; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kevin Thomas, Luke Massey, Rick Dunn, Jamee Johnson, Kelly Thomas, Jeff Emory and Jesse Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers were John Allen Boozer, Benny Oglesby, Joy Group, Comfort Care Hospice, Latonya Gipson, Sakeya Williams, Connie Crymes, Luther Boozer Jr., Bobby Oglesby, BWWMH Pink Ladies, Dollie Hudson, Leann Teel, Linda Holt, Always Home, Brandi Daniels and Hugh Lloyd Sunday School Class.

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