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Doris C. Martine

Doris Cornelius Martine, 85, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the Villages of Wilkes, North Wilkesboro, N.C.


She was born Aug. 30, 1928, in Hopkinton, Iowa, to Frank and Clara Wilson.

She was a gentle woman who enjoyed a hot cup of tea and visits from her friends and family.

As a young girl, she helped bake pies in her mother’s restaurant. Later on, her family moved to Woodstock where she met her husband, William Martine, who had returned from serving in World War II. The couple had three sons, raising them in Woodstock, where she was a faithful, active member of her Lutheran church. She also worked for Guardian Electric. 

After their children were grown, she and her husband traveled in their camper all over the United States. They lived in Florida for several years and then moved to Lenoir, N.C. She enjoyed gardening and shared her bountiful harvest with anyone who walked past their house.

Survivors include three sons, John (Claudia) Martine, Milwaukie, Ore., Richard (Margaret) Martine, Lenoir and Kenneth (Sally) Martine, Owen, Wis.; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years and six brothers, Frank, Vernon, Billy Jo, Bernard, Emmitt and Bob. 

A graveside service was held Dec. 17 at Blue Ridge Cemetery, Lenoir. 

Memorials can be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 323 1st Ave. SW, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Mackie Funeral Home, Yadkinville, N.C., handled the arrangements. Online condolences can be placed at

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