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Martha Teeter

January 9, 2013

Martha Mauney (Boyd) Teeter, 95, of Columbus, formerly of Lincolnton, N.C., died peacefully on Dec. 29, 2012, at Trinity Healthcare Center in Columbus.

Born May 31, 1917, in Maiden, N.C., she is predeceased by her parents, Garland E. and Ethel Fern Mauney of Maiden, N.C.; predeceased by four brothers, Edgar (Mary), Glen (Eunice), Frank (Mary Louise), and Don Mauney; and predeceased by one sister, Edith Taylor. She is also predeceased by her husbands, Willard Gaither Boyd Sr., of Lincolnton, N.C. and Robert Henry Teeter of Lincolnton, N.C.

Martha was a Department Store Clerk in Lincolnton, N.C., and Winston Salem, N.C., during her early years, and was a homemaker at her homes in Winston Salem, N.C., and Lincolnton, N.C., where she enjoyed her sun porch flowers, traveling, attending musical concerts, birthday parties, and eating out. She often drove her car to Mississippi to visit family in her later years, until she stopped driving.

She was an assisted-care resident of Boger City Rest Home (N.C.) and Arrington Assisted Living (Miss.) for several years before transferring to Methodist Senior Services-Trinity Healthcare Center (Miss.).  She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Lincolnton, N.C.; and attended Emmanuel until her health failed. 

Survivors include one son, (Bill) Willard Gaither (Sandra) Boyd Jr., of Starkville; three granddaughters, Susan Holland, Melanie (Shawn) Kelly, and Amanda (Josh) Hall; two grandsons, Mark (Shanan) Boyd and Randy Boyd. Martha is survived by nine great-grandchildren, Chelsey Holland, Danielle Hollingsworth, Andrew Boyd, Morgan Boyd, Taylor Boyd, Dylan Boyd, Gracie Kelly, Mallory Kelly and Ainslee Boyd. Martha is also survived by three nieces of N.C., Margaret Tabb, Harriet Lehman, and Glenda Smyre. 

Funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2012 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Lincolnton, N.C.

Burial will follow at St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery, Catawba County, N.C.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 West Lampkin Street, Starkville, MS, 39759. 

Welch Funeral Home of Starkvile and Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton, N.C., will handle funeral arrangements.

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