Sonya Howard Martin

February 20, 1962 - January 2, 2013
Sonya Howard Martin

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Sonya Howard Martin, 50 of Etowah, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Pardee Hospital. She was born in Brevard, the daughter of W. Leon Howard and Margaret Galloway Howard.

A 1980 graduate of Brevard High School, she received her nursing degree from AB Tech. She began her nursing career at Pardee Hospital and over the years worked at several different places, the last one being the Hyperbaric Center at St. Lukeís hospital. Over the course of her career she touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving in addition to her parents, is her husband of 28 years, Kenneth ìMuffyî Martin; her son Aaron ìTotoî Martin; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday at Etowah Baptist Church. Revs. John Mason, Allen Thompson, Allen Martin, and Thomas Glenn will officiate. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 6pm to 9 pm on Sunday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.


Monday, January 7, 2013
12:00 AM

Etowah Baptist Church - Directions
6508 Brevard Road
Etowah, NC 28729


Monday, January 7, 2013

Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory - Directions
994 New Hendersonville Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768


Sunday, January 6, 2013
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • January 08, 2013
    Sheila Reid Koons says:
    Kenneth I am so sorry for your loss!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son!!!

  • January 06, 2013
    Miles and Becky Edney says:
    My sweet Kenneth, we are so sorry to hear about Sonya. I cannot convey how it breaks our hearts. You and your family are in our prayers everyday. Hold onto Gods hand he is the only one that can give you the strength to walk through this valley. We love you.

  • January 06, 2013
    Leslie & Sharon McCarson says:
    We are so sorry and saddened at the loss of Sonya! She will be missed by many! Your family is very special to our family! Love and prayers for you and Aaron.

  • January 06, 2013
    Marie Edney Greenholtz says:
    Sonya's mom, dad, Kenneth, Aaron and family. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to send you a message. It's been tough to come to grip with reality that I will never get another chance to hear her laugh or "jingle" until the Lord comes to get me. Even though she's gone and in a much better place, just remember how much I love you all and how much you mean to me. We are keeping you in our prayers. If you should ever need anything...and I mean anything... please call me, Steve or Drew. Aaron...Thank you son for getting Evon to find me so I could tell her I love you one more time. I love you all like my own family. Please keep in touch with me. And Aaron...I'm still waiting for my ice cream!!! Love you, Marie

  • January 06, 2013
    Sandra Watkins Worthy says:
    My heart is with you during this very difficult time. Much love Sandra