Ruth Lee Davis
Sex: Female
Birth: July 26, 1899
in Emanuel County, Georgia
Death: February 13, 1999
in Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia
Burial: New Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery,
Stilson, Bulloch County, Georgia
Father: Charles Hilliard Davis
Mother: Elitha Adaline Cannady
Spouse/Partner: Millard Pafford Martin
Marriage: 1918
in Georgia

         My wife enjoyed the times she had with her great-grandmother, whom she affectionately called "Grandmother Martin". She was a homemaker and outlived her husband by over 40 years. After his death, she mostly lived alone while she was in good health, but did enjoy extended visits with her children, especially her son M. P. and his wife Neysa, her daughter Ruth and her daughter Meredith and their families. As her health began to fail, she mostly lived with her daughter Ruth before eventually moving to a group home and then a nursing home.

         She cooked very well and enjoyed entertaining her large family in her earlier years. She was an accomplished seamstress and was fond of the camellias that grew profusely in her yard. She enjoyed singing religious hymns while playing them on her piano and loved to have others join in singing with her. In her later years, she surprised her family by developing an interest in fishing. After many years as a member of Hubert United Methodist Church, she moved to Brooklet United Methodist Church where she remained for the remainder of her days. Her obituary said she was also a member of the Arcola-Brooklet Homemakers Club and a member of the Lailah Moore Sunday School Class. At the time of her death, she had 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.


Name Birth Death
Children of Millard Pafford Martin and Ruth Lee Davis

Meredith Lee Martin January 27, 1919
Candler County, Georgia
January 7, 2005
Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia

Millard Pafford Martin, Jr. January 30, 1921
Bulloch County, Georgia
January 23, 1988
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia

Clifford Willis Martin August 16, 1923
Bulloch County, Georgia
November 4, 1983
Wrens, Jefferson County, Georgia

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Carolyn Yvonne Martin January 29, 1935
Bulloch County, Georgia
July 3, 1966
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia