Martha Colley


     Martha Adams Colley passed away on Wednesday,
August 17, 2005 at her home. Martha was born on
March 12, 1914 to the late John and Larrena Roark
Adams. She was from a large family of 4 brothers
and 7 sisters. She was the  last survivor of this generation.
     She was born and raised in the Jeremiah area and lived her
entire life in Jeremiah.
     She became a member of the Blair Branch Regular Church in1953.
She was one of the first members of the church. Martha loved going
to church. Later in her life she became sick and lost her eye sight and
wasn’t able to attend as she would have loved to. She loved for
members from church to come and fellowship with her and have
preaching and singing at her home.
     Martha is survived by 4 daughters: Cornie Adams of Jeremiah,
Lola Mae Richardson of Hindman, Louise Bear of Whitehouse, TN
and Norlena York of Hendersonville, TN; and 6 sons: Bill Colley of
Indianapolis, IN, Folice Colley of Commiskey, IN, Von Colley, James
Colley and Garland Colley, all of Jeremiah, and Gillis Colley of Gray,
TN. She had 37 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and 4 greatgreat
grandchildren. She also raised two of her grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Larrena Roark
Adams, 4 brothers, 7 sisters, her husband, Elmer Colley, and one
daughter, Barbara Ann Colley.

     Written by her children.


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