Boolie Martin died of cancer on Sunday, September 23 at her home on Timberlake. She was surrounded by family. Boolie was the wife of the late Edwin S. Martin, daughter of the late Carter S. and Carolyn R. Arthur, and sister of the late James C. Arthur.
Boolie's greatest love was her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn "Biddy" Martin of Ithaca, New York, two grandsons, Edwin S. "Sid" Martin, III and his wife, Cathy, of Richmond, and Scott Ferguson Martin of Fairfax and his mother, Debra of Danville and her granddaughter, Katelyn N. Martin and her mother Fonda. She was preceded in death by her beloved sons, Edwin S. Martin, Jr. and Carter D. Martin. She is also survived by three great grandchildren, Edwin S. Martin, IV, Anna Catherine Martin and Nancy C. Martin.
In addition to her immediate family members, she is also survived by her sister-in-law, Jackallen Arthur, niece, Allen Carter Whitehead and husband, James Whitehead, her grandnephew, Allen Dukes, his wife Andrea and their children Carter and Elizabeth.
Boolie spent much of her life serving public education and advocating for children and young people in Campbell County, first as the long-time secretary at Leesville Road Elementary School, then as a member of the Campbell County School Board, and always a devoted fan of high school athletics.
There will be a memorial service at Timberlake United Methodist Church on Wednesday, September 26 at 4:00 p.m. The Family will be at the Martin home at 245 Timberlake Drive from 5:15 to 7:00 after the service.
The family will receive friends today from 7:00-8:30 pm at the church.
Diuguid Waterlick Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Please consider memorial gifts to The Martin Scholarship Fund, % Brookville High School, 100 Laxton Rd., Lynchburg, Va. 24502.