Date of BirthNovember 01, 2016

Martha Alice Robertson Obituary

Date of BirthNovember 01, 2016

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Date of DeathJanuary 15, 2016

Martha Alice Robertson Obituary

from Tyler, Tennessee, United States

Martha Alice Robertson, age 89, of Speedwell, passed away on Aug. 15 at her home comforted by her loving husband.She was born on Nov. 13, 1927. She graduated from Powell Valley High School. Martha was married to Lawrence 'Cotton' Robertson on Sept. 2, 1945; they have been married for 70 years. She was a faithful member of Haynes Flat Baptist Church in Speedwell.Martha worked at the United States Postal Service as the postmaster for the Speedwell branch. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and cooking for family. She was also actively involved in the local Republican Party and the Restoration of the Historic Speedwell Academy.Martha is survived by her husband, Lawrence 'Cotton' Robertson; her children, Judith Husky Balkcom and husband, Rich and Dennis Michael Robertson and wife, JeanAnn; grandchildren, Tyler Craig Huskey and wife, Rachel; Allison Robertson Delashmit and husband, Drew and Dr. John Michael Robertson and wife, Amber; great grandchildren, Jack; William; and Craig Huskey and Kellen; Charles and Mason Delashmit; brother, Paul Proffitt and wife, Nancy; nieces, Joni Proffitt and Susan Proffitt Meiser and husband, Steve and their children, Kelly Flege Thobe and husband, Mike; Jessica Flege Lusk and husband, Brad; Jeremy Meiser; Kate Meiser and Ellie Meiser and grandnephews, Noah and Jake Lusk and Quincey; Natalie; and Zane Thobe; nephew, Jeff Proffitt and wife, Teresa and their child, Morgan; sister-in-law, Alice Robertson Overton and husband, Leroy; niece, Judy Robertson and nephew, Craig Robertson and wife, Sherri; grandnieces and nephews, Adam Robertson and wife, Cindi; Emily King and husband, John; Erica Robertson; Matthew Robertson and wife, Jennifer; Aaron Robertson and wife, Candice; Dakota Robertson and wife, Lauren and Amy Jo Goodin; great grandnieces and nephews, Olivia Robertson; Noah Robertson; Riley King; Halle King; John David Heck; Isaac Heck; Lucas Heck; Matthew Robertson, Jr. and James Oscar Robertson; close friends, Janet Peters Zachary and husband, Tommy and Janet Broyles and husband, Fred and many other family and friends.Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Leotta 'Dot' Proffitt. Services were held Aug. 17 at Haynes Flat Baptist Church with Pastor Travis Dunn officiating. Interment will be Thursday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Robertson Family Cemetery in Speedwell. Pallbearers will be Dr. John Michael Robertson, Tyler Huskey, Drew Delashmit, Craig Robertson, Adam Robertson and Matthew Robertson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Speedwell Academy or Haynes Flat Baptist Church. The family of Martha Alice Robertson wishes to thank Terry Killion and Libby Harmon for her in home care and comfort.Coffey Funeral Home of New Tazewell is in charge of arrangements.