Peggy A. Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Peggy A. Martin, 87, entered into rest on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at the Church of the Good Shepherd with the Rev. Dr. J. Andrew Menger officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, April 5, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Mrs. Martin was born in Delhi, LA to her parents, Ernest B. and Audrey Owen Arender. She was an active member of the Church of the Good Shepherd and a former member of St. David's Episcopal Church in Louisiana. Mrs. Martin loved spending time with her family and also enjoyed playing bridge. Mrs. Martin is survived by her daughters, Phoebe P. Rice of Augusta and Peggy P. Talley (Thomas) of Houston, TX; by her four grandchildren, Phoebe A. Rice, J. Owen Rice, Liza A. Talley, and Alexandra W. Talley; by her great-grandson, Trezevant A. Rice; by her son-in-law, James D. Rice; and also by her extended family members. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald Wallace "Smokey" Prestridge; her second husband, Louis B. Martin; by her daughter, Pamela A. Prestridge; and by her grandson, Tyson Talley. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in Delhi, LA Masonic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Cox Funeral Home in Delhi, LA on Friday evening, April 8, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. If so desired memorials may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904 or to St. David's Episcopal Church, 834 Louis St., Rayville, LA 71269. Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue, 706-733-3636 Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-April 5, 2011

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