Eleanor Martin

Obituary of Eleanor Martin



ELEANOR MARTIN, age 81, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Francis Marion Manor, Marion, Va.


Eleanor loved her family and especially, Mark who called her Gran-Gran. She was a graduate of Marion College and a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church. Eleanor loved sports – all sports – especially college basketball and Emory & Henry football. Eleanor was a great, kind soul to people and all animals and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


She was preceded in death by her husband, James Donald “Don” Martin and  parents, Conley and Emma Pearl Robinson, sister, Clara Jean Hastings; brothers, Richard, Johnny & Charles Franklin Robinson.


Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Janet Martin Holcomb and grandson, Mark Holcomb of Rogersville, Tenn.; sisters, Betty Ann Slemp and husband, Harold, Thelma Kate Mathena and husband, Don all of Marion, Va,; sisters-in-law, Lois Robinson of Marion, Va. and Nancy Robinson of Roanoke, Va.; brother, Walter “Pete” Robinson of Salem, Va., and several nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum, Marion, Va. with Pastor Emily Edmondson officiating.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emory & Henry College, 12171 Alder Street, Meadowview, Va. 24361.


To share memories of Eleanor Martin, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Eleanor’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.






Funeral Service

2:00 am
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Rose Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum
4410 Lee Highway
Marion, Virginia, United States