Obituary for Alma Ilene Raines Martin

martin alma rainesAlma Ilene Raines Martin, age 94 of Pulaski passed away Monday, November 28, 2022 at the Pulaski Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 2, 1928 in Rock Camp, West Virginia she was the daughter of the late Ira Homer Raines and Virgie Beatrice Main Raines. Alma was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude Lesslie Martin, daughters, Vivian Green, Betty Steele and grandsons, Tim Martin, Danny Martin, Jr. (Little Danny).

She is survived by her  


Norma (Charles) Martin – Radford

Gordon (Barbara) Martin – Bland

Bonnie Gravley – Pulaski

Carol (Sophia) Martin – Draper

Rickey Martin – Pulaski

Danny Martin – Hiwassee

15 Grandchildren       18 Great Grandchildren                     2 Great Great Grandchildren


Beatrice Williams – Christiansburg, VA

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM – Thursday, December 1, 2022 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Pastor Don Jones officiating. The family will be having a private interment at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

The family will receive friends one hour before service time Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Special thanks to the staff at Pulaski Health and Rehab for their loving care, especially Regan and Melinda.

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the Martin family.