Winston Martin

    Winston Terry Martin, 65, of Asheville, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.
    He was a native of Hayesville. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Becky Ivester Martin; three daughters, Veronica Jones of North Bend, Wash., Amanda Dula and husband Michael of Asheville, and Angela Martin of Warne; five grandchildren, Cody Pratt, Ashley Tanner-Gordon, Tyler and Tenley Dula, and Lily Fleming; and his siblings, Donna Sorenson-Eastman, Wanda Gibson, Aaron Martin and Mitchell Martin.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Arbra Allen Martin and Marie Hogsed Martin; and his sister, Abigail Martin.
    Winston was a U.S. Army veteran. He loved softball, fishing, traveling and his grandbabies.
    He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Asheville and First Freewill Baptist Church of Hayesville.
    Family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 754 Aiken Road in Asheville.
    Family also received friends from noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at First Freewill Baptist Church of Hayesville, followed by the service. Interment was at Pinelog Methodist Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rock Bottom Recovery and Support of Hayesville, NC, 706-897-8624; or ABCCM, 20 20th St., Asheville, NC 28806.
    Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Ave. in Asheville, was in charge of arrangements.
    Condolences may be sent through the website, www.morrisfamilyfuneralhome.com.