Mrs Dorothy Dean Crowe Martin

05/26/1929 - 05/19/2019


Mrs. Dorothy Dean Crowe Martin of South Hill, VA and Warsaw, NC , died, Sunday May 19, 2019 at Pineview Rest Home. She was a retired teller at the former Signet Bank in South Hill and was CEO of The Florist at Warsaw in Warsaw, NC.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of thirty-eight years, Bobby Ray “Bob” Martin, a daughter Marie Hightower of South Hill , a granddaughter Emily H. Hernandez and her husband Juan of Raleigh, NC, the Martin children, Jimmy, Beth, Cliff, Billy and Clark and their families , a special family friend, Joe Cappaert and a four legged child Blue Eyes.
She was predeceased in death by a grandson Nathan Jackson Hightower.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in Oakwood cemetery in South Hill.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:45 at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the The Rose Garden, Pineview Rest Home, 621 Academy Lane, South Hill, Va. 23970 or Pet Friends of Duplin County, P. O. Box 152, Wallace, NC 28466. Online condolences may be sent through Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home is serving the Martin family.

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  1. You are in my prayers.

    I am sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a nice person to know. May your happy memories and the peace only God can give be your comfort. You are all in my prayers. Ann

  2. I sorrow for your loss, but I am grateful to have known Dorothy and shared a portion of our journey here. It is comforting to know that weeping is only for a night—Joy shall come. May this knowledge comfort your heart. May God’s peace be your portion.

    Jean Holmes

  3. We Lummie Shields and granddaughter Lawanda Brown sends our deepest condolences to Mr. Martin and family. Mrs. Martin was a sweet lady going into the Warsaw Florist and her greeting us and the talks while we shop, she will truly be miss.

  4. Deepest Sympathy

    Bob, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I have very fond memories of my time with Dorothy. She always had something going! My prayers will be with you in the coming days. Keep in mind she is in a better place!

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Marie, Emily, Bob and the Martin Family. She was a sweet lady! I know it has been a bumpy road for her more recently. That is such an ugly disease. She is at peace now.

  6. Peace be with you

    Bobby, my love and thoughts are with you and your family. Knowing Dorothy is whole again and playing with her beloved pets brings a smile among my sadness. I will continue to hold you in my heart and prayers. Peace be with you, Debby

  7. Love & Prayers

    Dorothy was a very spunky lady with a quick smile and always a joke. She has already been missed by the people of
    Warsaw that love her. Bobby you and the children are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Wish I was close enough to just
    wrap my loving arms around you. Stay strong and remember all the antics of the past. She always left a lasting impression.
    Loved her dearly and miss her awfully.

  8. Our Thoughts and Prayers

    Jimmy and family,
    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I did not know your Mom well, but from the few times we met, I had the impression that she was a super nice lady. Know that as long as you and your family and friends remember her, she will live on, and never truly be gone.

  9. Sincere Sympathy

    Dorothy was a really special person. Never a dull moment when she was around. Loved her dearly. I pray that God will be with each member of her family in the months ahead without her. I know she is rejoicing in Heaven with her precious grandson, Nathan. Lots of love from our family to yours.



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