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HALLIDAYBORO -- Clyde E. Martie, 96, passed away from this earthly home to his Heavenly home at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at the home of his son in Hallidayboro. Clyde had been a repairman at Freeman United 6 Coal Mine. He was a member of Hallidayboro United Methodist Church and was the oldest member. He was a member of UMWA for 43 years. Clyde was also a member of De Soto Masonic Lodge. He was born Jan. 26, 1917, in Elkville, the son of Charles Henry and Ada I. (Riley) Martie. He married Ruby Wynona Spangler on Oct. 15, 1938, in Jackson, Mo., and she preceded him in death Dec. 21, 1995. He is survived by one son, Charles C. Martie and wife, Gayla, of Hallidayboro; four grandchildren, Denise Crews and husband, Bob, of Hallidayboro, Patty Manis and husband, Randy, of Hallidayboro, Darren Martie and wife, Jamie, of Hallidayboro and Cheryl Johnson and husband, Paul, of Johnston City; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one daughter, Carol Smith; son-in-law, Eldon Smith; one granddaughter, Mary Lynn Smith; three brothers, Clifford Martie, Claude Martie and Clarence Martie; and one sister, Marjorie Maxadon. Celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in Hallidayboro United Methodist Church with the Revs. Steve Utley and Jason Ishmael officiating. Burial will be in Hallidayboro Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Friends may make memorials to Hallidayboro United Methodist Church or First Christian Church of West Frankfort and will be accepted at the funeral home. Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin is in charge of arrangements. For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.searbyfuneralhomes.com .
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