Mrs. Thelma M. Martin, age, 95, a resident of Roman Eagle Nursing Home passed away, on Sunday, November 3, 2019. She was born on July 22, 1924, in Danville, Va., a daughter of the late Eli and Marie Matney. She attended Danville public schools and was a graduate of George Washington High School. Mrs. Martin retired from Bank of America and was a member of Fairview Methodist Church. Thelma loved to read, travel, play bridge and cook for her family. Mrs. Martin is survived by sons, William C. Dellinger Jr. and his wife, Rebecca, of Danville, Va., and David Eli Dellinger of Chesapeake, Va.; stepson, James A. Martin Jr. and wife, Charlane, of Clearwater, Fla.; and brother, Edward E. Matney and wife, Herma, of Wilmington, N.C. Also surviving are four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Martin was predeceased by husbands, William C. Dellinger Sr., and James A. Martin Sr.; brother, Victor A. Matney; sister, Elva M. Saleeby; and daughter-in-law, Joan Dellinger. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff and caregivers at both her residence and Roman Eagle Nursing Home for their kindness and care. A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Highland Burial Park at 11 a.m., with the Reverend Winston Crichlow officiating. The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Danville Life Saving and First Aid Crew, Inc., 202 Christopher Lane, Danville, VA 24541. Townes Funeral Home and Crematory, 215 West Main Street, is serving the family.

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