Olin L. Martin

MAULDIN -- Entered into rest Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at his residence, Rev. Olin Leonard Martin Sr., beloved husband of 57 years of Mrs. Doris Elizabeth Bagwell Martin of 107 Oak Hill Drive, Simpsonville, and son of the late Isaac Baker Martin Sr. and Minnie Howell Martin. Funeral services will be held at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Mauldin Church of God with Rev. Bobby Johnson, Rev. Norman Black, Rev. George Cooper and Rev. Barry Clardy officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2010, at M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson with military honors. Rev. Martin was a native of Bucksport, which is outside Conway. He was a retired minister with the Church of God of Cleveland, Tenn., having served from 1957-2002. Rev. Martin ministered in the following Church of God churches: North, Rock Hill, Joanna, Beaufort, Warrenville, Pine Ridge, West Columbia, Liberty, South Spartanburg, Cannon Bridge Road in Orangeburg, Six Mile, Georgetown and Ruby. His last church was Ruby Church of God where he retired on March 10, 2002. Rev. Martin was a graduate of Lee College, Cleveland, Tenn., with an associate degree in 1955 and was a 1958 graduate from Columbia Bible College with a bachelor's degree. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Air Force. Rev. Martin lived on the Church of God Campgrounds in Mauldin where he was very active in the many activities that went on throughout the year. He was a member of the Mauldin Church of God. Additional survivors include one son, 1SG Olin Leonard (Dotti) Martin Jr. of Aiken; one daughter, Juanita Elizabeth Martin of Eagle River, Ark.; one brother, Holmes Martin of Florence; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Olin Leonard "Trey" Martin III, Andrew Martin, Dakota Beck, Nick Sugalski, Matthew Sowers, Mike Moody, Pete Chandler and Mike Moore. A visitation with the family will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday July 24, 2010, at Mauldin Church of God. Rev. Martin will lie in state from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday July 25, 2010, for viewing at Cole Funeral Home. Cole Funeral Home 1544 University Parkway (118 Bypass), 648-7175, is in charge of services.