In Memoriam: Mance Martin

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    Mance C. "M.C." Martin went to be with his Lord on Monday, January 20, 2014. He was born on April 2, 1923 and was 90 years young. He was a Master Carpenter and a member of Carpenter Local #1098. He was a World War II veteran of the Coast Guard. He was a member of the Central Masonic Lodge #442 F&AM. He was a proud member of the Civilian Conservation Corp.and was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 371. He was a life time member of Zachary Taylor VFW Post 3784 and the Cooties.
    Visitation was held at Seale Funeral Home, 9995 Hooper Road, Central, LA 70818 on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and again on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 8:30 AM until religious services at 10:30 AM in the funeral home chapel conducted by Pastor Lester Maye. Burial will be at Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery in Central.
    He is survived by his 5 children, Larry Martin, Nancy Travis Dugas, Bob Martin and wife Eva Faith, Sharon Kaye and husband Clyde Mills and Faye Romaire, his 7 grandchildren, James "Joey" and Dr. Dana Dean Martin, Penny and Gregory Castello, Kelly Mance and Sony Martin, Kathy and Rock Hoskins, Sr., Cary and Kelli Romaire, Bennett Mills, Kalyn and Cody Garon, 12 great-grandchildren, Bernard and Chloe Castello, Connor and Rayner Martin, Rock, Jr. and Xavier Hoskins, Jade and Katie Romaire, Ashtyn, Eathan and Wyatt Mills and Ryder Garon.
    The family would like to thank Dr. Kemp Amacker, Dr. Gould and the nursing staff of Lane Memorial first floor for their love and care.
    He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Annie B. "Miss Annie", his mother, Katie A. Brown, father, Clarence C. Martin, step-father, Garrie O. Brown, daughter-in-law, Myria Andre Martin, 2 sons-in-law, Obry Romaire and Claude N. Dugas.
    Pallbearers will be James "Joey" Martin, Kelly Martin, Gary Romaire, Bennett Mills, George Castello and Cody Garon.
Honorary pallbearer will be David Bennett.
    In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678. Please visit our online registry book at