Shirley Lynn Reese Martin
February 13, 1948 -
May 15, 2017

Visitation

May 18, 2017
5:00 until 8:00 PM

Service 

May 19, 2017
11:00 A.M.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Shirley Lynn Reese Martin, age 69, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg, TN. Mrs. Martin passed away May 15, 2017 in Huntsville Hospital.

A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Buford Henry and Georgie Mae Thompson Reese. Shirley was a hairdresser for 47 years. She enjoyed her clients who participated in Fairest of the Fair and helping them with prom. She also loved to read and was a devoted caregiver and wife to her husband Johnny.

Survivors include her husband Johnny Martin; two brothers Horace (Martha) and Jerry (Pat) Reese both of Fayetteville; sister Colleen (JC) Stewart of Tullahoma; sisters-in-law  Lisa Brooks Reese; Sylvia Martin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by brothers Jimmy, Fred, Joe, and Kerry Reese and sister Margaret Douglas.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday May 18, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.

Video Services

17 Comments

  1. Wanda Wallace Williams

    Shirley was always a joy to be around because she loved to have fun and laugh. I was in school with her at Eighth District and Central High and then had the joy of her styling my hair as well as my girls for several years. She will be missed at our class reunions! So sorry for your great loss!

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  2. Randy & Lynn Dunn

    Johnny & family,
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Shirley was always so sweet. Randy and I still laugh when we think about her getting into the back seat of his little Nissan when you became sick at work.

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  3. Nancy Hopper Phillips

    Shirley touched my life in so many ways… She was my friend, my stylist, my neighbor, my confidant… I cold go on and on… She would always tell me the truth – Good, bad or ugly…. 🙂
    I loved her so very much. My prayers go out to the family. I know you have all had your hands full….
    May God give you the strength and endurance to do His will…

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  4. Lineberger

    Shirley was a great neighbor and friend. Always had a funny story made us laugh so much. She will be missed. GOD bless her family.

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  5. Sandra K Netherland

    Shirley was one sweet lady and had so many friends. She did my hair for years and I have missed her so much since then. My heart goes out to her family and friends and my God give them strength to go through the coming days.

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  6. Dianne Scivally Dickey

    Shirley was a classmates of the 1966 class and a truly sweet lady. She had such a fun nature and will missed by many. Prayers for her family.

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  7. Kathie Hussey

    Prayers being sent to the family. May God Bless and comfort you during this time.

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  8. Marie Carter

    Prayers to the family. Shirley was a fellow classmate and will be greatly missed. Always had a smile for everyone.

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  9. Brenda Burns

    So very sorry to hear of Shirleys passing.Such an outgoing women with lots of stories!

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  10. Rexine Pigg

    I didn’t know Shirley but I heard a lot of nice things about her from mutual friends. My sympathy goes out to the family. I loved Mrs. Wilma Martin.

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  11. Sue Cary Simmons

    Shirley was a dear friend for many years. A lovely lady with smiles and laughter. God Bless her family and many friends.

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  12. Cindy Manley

    Shirley Lynn was a special person who touched the lives of so many with her keen wit and sparkling personality. She will be sorely missed!

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  13. Nancy Woods

    so sorry for your loss I knew Shirley for years and really thought a lot of her

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  14. Dinah Richardson

    I thank God that I was blessed to know and enjoy Shirley. She was such a wonderful person and so much fun to be around. She made everyone who was around her feel better. I have such fond memories of her that will last forever. Dinah

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  15. Robert and Judy Strope

    Shirley, our beloved classmate, will be missed by many. Always a laugh to share and spreading of her sparkle from her personality. This photo is so her! RIP my friend.

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  16. Cindy Harwell

    So sorry to hear about Shirley. That girl made me laugh so many times. I never had the opportunity to work with her but have good memories of the time I have spent with her. My prayers go out to her family.

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  17. The Billy Joe Rutledge Family

    Positive thoughts and prayers for you and yours. Shirley left so many precious, cherished memories with so many. A terrific friend who will be dearly missed. God bless each of you.

    Reply

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Memories

17 Comments

  1. Wanda Wallace Williams

    Shirley was always a joy to be around because she loved to have fun and laugh. I was in school with her at Eighth District and Central High and then had the joy of her styling my hair as well as my girls for several years. She will be missed at our class reunions! So sorry for your great loss!

    Reply
  2. Randy & Lynn Dunn

    Johnny & family,
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Shirley was always so sweet. Randy and I still laugh when we think about her getting into the back seat of his little Nissan when you became sick at work.

    Reply
  3. Nancy Hopper Phillips

    Shirley touched my life in so many ways… She was my friend, my stylist, my neighbor, my confidant… I cold go on and on… She would always tell me the truth – Good, bad or ugly…. 🙂
    I loved her so very much. My prayers go out to the family. I know you have all had your hands full….
    May God give you the strength and endurance to do His will…

    Reply
  4. Lineberger

    Shirley was a great neighbor and friend. Always had a funny story made us laugh so much. She will be missed. GOD bless her family.

    Reply
  5. Sandra K Netherland

    Shirley was one sweet lady and had so many friends. She did my hair for years and I have missed her so much since then. My heart goes out to her family and friends and my God give them strength to go through the coming days.

    Reply
  6. Dianne Scivally Dickey

    Shirley was a classmates of the 1966 class and a truly sweet lady. She had such a fun nature and will missed by many. Prayers for her family.

    Reply
  7. Kathie Hussey

    Prayers being sent to the family. May God Bless and comfort you during this time.

    Reply
  8. Marie Carter

    Prayers to the family. Shirley was a fellow classmate and will be greatly missed. Always had a smile for everyone.

    Reply
  9. Brenda Burns

    So very sorry to hear of Shirleys passing.Such an outgoing women with lots of stories!

    Reply
  10. Rexine Pigg

    I didn’t know Shirley but I heard a lot of nice things about her from mutual friends. My sympathy goes out to the family. I loved Mrs. Wilma Martin.

    Reply
  11. Sue Cary Simmons

    Shirley was a dear friend for many years. A lovely lady with smiles and laughter. God Bless her family and many friends.

    Reply
  12. Cindy Manley

    Shirley Lynn was a special person who touched the lives of so many with her keen wit and sparkling personality. She will be sorely missed!

    Reply
  13. Nancy Woods

    so sorry for your loss I knew Shirley for years and really thought a lot of her

    Reply
  14. Dinah Richardson

    I thank God that I was blessed to know and enjoy Shirley. She was such a wonderful person and so much fun to be around. She made everyone who was around her feel better. I have such fond memories of her that will last forever. Dinah

    Reply
  15. Robert and Judy Strope

    Shirley, our beloved classmate, will be missed by many. Always a laugh to share and spreading of her sparkle from her personality. This photo is so her! RIP my friend.

    Reply
  16. Cindy Harwell

    So sorry to hear about Shirley. That girl made me laugh so many times. I never had the opportunity to work with her but have good memories of the time I have spent with her. My prayers go out to her family.

    Reply
  17. The Billy Joe Rutledge Family

    Positive thoughts and prayers for you and yours. Shirley left so many precious, cherished memories with so many. A terrific friend who will be dearly missed. God bless each of you.

    Reply

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