Tahlequah Daily Press


January 15, 2013

Martha Ann Force

TAHLEQUAH — Services for Martha Ann Force are Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m., at Calvary Assembly of God. Officiating will be Chaplain Kevin Webster and Rev. Barry Kirk.

Pallbearers are: Alvie Williams, Derek Godwin, Dylan Williams, Rylan Hair, Zachery Hair and Kelly Kirk. Honorary bearers are: Justin Godwin, Chance Drywater, Brent Johnson, Jeremy Martin and John Swanson. Interment will follow in the Blue Springs Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com.

Martha Ann Force, the daughter of Spencer and Ber-niece Drywater, was born Jan. 5, 1945, in Tahlequah. She departed this life on Jan. 12, 2013, after a seven-year battle with cancer.

Martha was a loving mother and grandmother. She was strong, dependable and enjoyed life to the fullest. During the summer Martha enjoyed the outdoors, camping with her family and friends. She also enjoyed her chickens, guineas, ducks, and her flower beds. During the fall she enjoyed raking and burning leaves. Martha loved spending time with her children and grandchildren at all the cookouts and birthday gatherings.

In November of 2009 Martha retired from W.W. Hastings Hospital after 29 years of dedicated service. Martha touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her father, Spencer Drywater; brothers, Bennie Jo Drywater and Richard Drywater; and sister, Wilma Chapman.

She is survived by her loving family, which includes her daughter, Marty and husband Barry Kirk of Marble City; three sons, Nicky Hair of Muskogee, Sandy Hair of Tahlequah, and Steven Hair and wife Stephanie also of Tahlequah; and daughter, Kelly and husband Alvie Williams of Muskogee; her loving mother, Berniece; grandchildren, Zandy, Saray, Kelly, Kayla, Rylan, Kayme, Dylan, Courtland, Tristan, Brandon, Zachery, Presley and Shailey; great-grandchildren, Rowan, Blake, Kylie, Erin and Quinly; brother, Darrell Drywater; sisters, Carrie Godwin, Mary Clarkson and Carol Huffman; many nieces nephews, friends and relatives and loved ones. The family would like to give a special thank you to Martha’s extended family of Carter Hospice.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, (918) 458-5055.

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