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Martha McCorkle Tennant

May 18, 1920 July 14, 2013
Martha McCorkle Tennant
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Martha McCorkle Tennant of Farmville, VA died Sunday July 14, 2013 at the age of 93. She was the daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Thomas Alexander McCorkle, (Mattie Ethel). She was preceded in death by her first husband Bennett Terrell Taylor, Jr. and her second husband Harold Prew Tennant. She is survived by two daughters, Sherwood Taylor Robertson-Seibert (Paul) and Elizabeth Taylor Dupree, one stepson Stuart Barden Tennant (Colette); five grandsons, Dr. John Douglas Robertson (Cathryn), Dr. Thomas Carter Robertson (Cynthia), Bennett Taylor Dupree, Jeremy Byron Tennant and Andrew Stuart Tennant, and one granddaughter Shannon Megan Tennant. Martha had six great-grandchildren. Martha graduated as valedictorian from State Teachers College (now Longwood University) in 1940. In 1965 she earned a degree in Medical Technology from the Medical College of Virginia. She was a lifelong member of Farmville Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and playing in the bell choir. She was an accomplished gardener, maintaining a large, beautifully landscaped yard, and was a member of the Garden Study Club. Martha began playing golf in her thirties. She was active in the Southside Ladies Golf Association winning many tournaments, and she played golf until she was eighty-eight years old. Martha was involved in other civic activities. For many years Martha was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels. She was a member of three bridge clubs in Farmville and was a charter member of the Thursday Book Club. She was a member of the Slate Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 19th at the Farmville Presbyterian Church, with graveside service to follow at Westview Cemetery. Visitation will be at Puckett’s Funeral Home on Thursday night, July 18th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Farmville Presbyterian Church, 200 West Third Street, Farmville VA 23901. Puckett Funeral is serving the family.

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