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Lena Martin

Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Martin, Mrs. Lena, of Lynchburg, passed away Monday, Sept.  22, 2014 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. A native of Moore County, she was the daughter of the late John Allen Johnson and Mary Jane Stone Johnson. She was a riveter during WWII, known as “Rosie the Riveter.” Rosie the Riveter was recently given WWII veteran status by the President of the USA. She enjoyed reading her Bible and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her sons Robert Elijah Martin and his wife Charlene of McMinnville, Kenneth Martin and his wife Linda of Tullahoma; daughters Mary Ruth Broderick and her husband Robert of Park City, Bobbie Jewel McGee of Lynchburg, Hiawatha Alice McGee of Lynchburg, Dorothy Ann Hise and her husband Richard of Moore County and Lynn Elizabeth Oakley and her husband Kim of Newnan; 28 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Elijah Martin. Services were held Thursday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Lauria officiating. Burial followed at Smith Chapel Cemetery in Moore County. For online guest registry, visit <>. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.