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June 12, 2014

Martha Ann Beets

79; Tennessee

 Funeral services for Martha Ann Beets, 79, Bean Station, Tenn., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Garr Funeral Home, Sellersburg, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville. She died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Morristown Hamblen Hospital, Morristown, Tenn.

 She was retired from JC Penny’s after 42 years of service. She never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Jeff Beets, Steven W. Beets, Debbie Beets Combs, and Mark T. Beets; and a grandson, Steven Mark Beets, one of the most important things in her life. She loved him with all her soul, heart and everything she had. Other survivors include brothers, William “Ronnie” Nokes, Jeffersonville, Johnny Nokes, Lanesville, and Jerry Nokes, New Albany; sisters, Dorothy Thomas and Betty Smith, Jeffersonville, Ruthie Gentry and Shirley Caudill, Louisville, and Mary Jane Knowland, Macon, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; and her grand dog, Molly Pop Beets, her furry little friend.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William O. Nokes, and Lyda Nokes, brothers, Edward “Sonny” Nokes, and James Nokes, sister, Annie Horton, and daughter-in-law, Vickie Daugherty Beets.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will also held Thursday, June 12, at Mayes Family Services West Chapel, Morristown, Tenn.

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