Anna Bell Martin, age 83, of Zionville, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation. She was born March 10, 1939 to the late Baxter and Lillie Wilson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William Asa Martin, a son, William Steven Martin, four sisters, Edith Wilson of Zionville, Iva Lee Reece of Hudson, Pearl Fletcher and Edna Tester both of Zionville. Five brothers, Jim Wilson, Henry Wilson, Clayton (Cricket) Wilson, Burl Wilson all of Zionville and J.B. Wilson of Trade, Tenn.
Anna Bell retired from housekeeping at Watauga Medical Center after many years of service.
Survivors include her son Donald (Ruby) Martin and daughter Ann (David) Lewis both of Zionville. Four grandchildren, Marie Welch of Wake Forest, Wendy Martin of Mountain City, Tenn. Donald Ray Martin and Jason Morefield both of Zionville. Two step grandchildren, Derrek Sluder and Phyllieia Sluder of Mountain City, Tenn. Six great grandchildren, Kelsey Isaacs of Knightdale, Fayla Martin, Cameron Martin, and Shauntel Morefield all of Zionville, Brendan Vogel of Raleigh and Zoey Johnson of Mountain City, Tenn. One great great grandchild, Jessie Goebeler of Boone.
She is also survived by one sister Jean (Bill) Blackburn of Todd, two brothers Jerry Wilson of Zionville and Estel (Snook) Wilson and wife Etta of Lynchburg, Virginia, two sister-in laws, Bernice Wilson of Zionville and Wanda Wilson of Trade, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Anna Bell will lie in state Wednesday at Austin and Barnes starting at 1'oclock. Graveside services will be Thursday, June 16, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, starting at 1'oclock. Officiating will be Reverend Allen Younce.
Austin and Barnes Funeral Home is serving the Martin family.