Ruby Powell Martin, age 94, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Elgin and Izettie Powell.  Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, George Russell “Jim” Martin.

Ruby is survived by two sons, George W. Martin (Barbara), Charles R. Martin (Vanessa), three daughters, Linda M. Overstreet (Bob), Janet M. Fix (Steve), Nancy M. Buchanan (Gene); nine grandchildren, Tammy Hall (Shannon), Crystal Hensley (Brandon), Annette Shepheard (Gordon), Dwayne Martin (Fay), Ken Martin (Jane), Cindy Schmidt (Chip), Robbie Overstreet (Angie), Matthew Overstreet (Sarah Beth), Travis White (Katelyn); fifteen great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at 11 a.m., at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Keysville, VA.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.


Condolence Messages

  1. Carol Campbell

    22 December 2023 2 months ago

    I am so sorry. My deepest sympathy to all the family!

  2. Carol Locke

    22 December 2023 2 months ago

    I am so sorrry.

  3. Daphne and Margaret Kirtley

    22 December 2023 2 months ago

    sorry for your loss. She is a beautiful lady and is with GOD. Bless her.

  4. Sarah Powell Crump

    22 December 2023 2 months ago

    My love and sincere condolences for your loss. Aunt Ruby was a beautiful woman and always had a hug and a smile to give you when you saw her. She will be missed. Again, my love and prayers to all the family.

  5. John Henry and Janice Noblin

    25 December 2023 2 months ago

    Nancy and family I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother she was a very sweet and loving woman may God comfort you all during this difficult time RIP Mrs Martin

  6. Janice Francisco-Reulbach

    26 December 2023 2 months ago

    I am so very sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. May your cherished memories bring you some joy and relief during this very special time of the year. I know you will miss her dearly.

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