Mrs. Martha Eloise Dement, 84, of Normandy died Wednesday, October 31st, at her home. She was born June 13, 1928 in Obion County, TN., the daughter of the late Samuel Wynn Holman and Ora Lee Alexander Holman. She was the wife of 61 years of the late Ralph R. Dement.
In earlier years, Martha was well-known in the Bedford County community for her love of entertaining friends and hosting family reunions. She had been active in the Normandy United Methodist Church, Young Farmers & Homemakers Club and was a charter member of the Haley Social Club. During the holiday season, Martha and Ralph decorated their home and lawn with thousands of lights and other illuminated Christmas displays that were the subject of several newspaper feature stories.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Lee Holman Holland and a brother, Rodney Wynn Holman. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and several cousins.
Funeral Services will be held 3:00 P.M. Saturday, November 3rd, at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Revs. Dee Hennessy and Bratton Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery in Wartrace. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until time of service.