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Mary Gage Martin, Johnson City

Published July 13th, 2011 11:01 pm

Mary Gage Martin, 82, of Johnson City, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in Elizabethton.
She was a native and lifelong Johnson City resident and a daughter of the late Fred and Minnie Byers Daugherty. She was also preceded by her 1st husband, Howard “Worm” Gage; and by her 2nd husband, D.C. Martin; and by one son, Jim Gage; and one sister, Leola Peterson.
She was a member of the Boones Creek Christian Church.
Mrs. Martin was the owner and operator of Gage’s Grocery in Boones Creek for over 50 years. She was a member of the Johnson City VFW Ladies Auxiliary and was very active in many community functions.
Survivors include; one daughter, Nancy Gage Lipford and her husband, Gary, of Elizabethton; one son, William “ Bill” Gage of Greeneville; one sister, Opha “Tooty” Mathis, of Virginia Beach, VA; one Grandson, Christopher Lipford and his fiancée, Miranda Long, of Kingsport; one Grand daughter, Jaime Lipford, of Elizabethton; one Great Grand daughter, Mila Lipford; several nieces and nephews. Over the years, there have been many special friends and two are Pansy Carver and Barbara Tilson.
A special thank you goes to the ladies of Boones Creek Christian Church and her neighbors who provided her with loving care, transportation and food.
A special thank you also goes out to the caregivers, Nurses and staff of Hermitage Health Care.
Thank you to Doctors Walters and Vermillion.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Dr. Vic Young and Mr. Dick Morris will officiate.
Burial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. A procession will leave the funeral home for the cemetery at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Pallbearers will be Gary Black, Ron Hines, Steve Lawrance, Dan Uren, Lynn Hodge, Jim Shipley and Sherrell Gage.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday.
Online condolences may be sent to the family via
Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City. 423-282-1521