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Martha Lou Bussey Martin

June 20, 1927 - May 23, 2018

Family and friends may call at the United Methodist Temple, 665 Locust Avenue, Clarksburg on Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, where funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm with Reverend Harry Jenkins officiating. Interment will be in the Beechwood Cemetery in Alma, WV  

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Martha Lou Bussey Martin, 90, of Clarksburg passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in the United Hospital Center Hospice following an extended illness.

 

She was born in Huntington, WV on June 20, 1927 a daughter of the late Ernest Alden Bussey, Sr. and Lenore C. Runnion Bussey Bookman.

 

Surviving are one son, James Anthony Martin of Clarksburg; two granddaughters, Pamela Susan Martin Bailey and her husband John of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and Martha Lenore Martin of Texas; and three great grandchildren, Jeffrey Allen and Elizabeth Susan Drummond of Ohio, and Jacob Gower of Texas.

 

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Alden Bussey and James Edward Bussey.

 

Mrs. Martin was a 1944 graduate of Washington Irving High School. She studied accounting with I.A.S. in Chicago, IL and was employed by G. H. Campbell and Associates public accountants from 1951 – 1956, Corporate Account for Personal Credit Corporation and its subsidiaries, Savannah, GA from 1956 – 1963, office/credit manager and account for Broida’s of Clarksburg from 1963 – 1986; and Comptroller of WV Eyecare, Inc. in Clarksburg from 1986 until her retirement in 1996.

 

She was a member of the Daniel Davisson Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution, Clarksburg, former member of the YWCA, Business and Professional Women, and Harrison County Symphonic Chorus, all of Clarksburg, and Society of Women Accountants, Savannah, GA.

 

Mrs. Martin was also a member of the United Methodist Temple since October 1951, director of music since 1952, organized instrumental ensemble of Junior high/high school musicians 1974 – 1988, member of Administrative Council, Finance Committee, church historian, coordinator of money counters, and church auditor for approximately 18 years. She was former member of the United Methodist Women and a teacher of Junior High Sunday School Class.

 

Family and friends may call at the United Methodist Temple, 665 Locust Avenue, Clarksburg on Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, where funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm with Reverend Harry Jenkins officiating. Interment will be in the Beechwood Cemetery in Alma, WV

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Music Fund or Capital Improvement Fund of United Methodist Temple, P. O. Box 990, Clarksburg, WV 26302.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com. A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

 

 

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