FRANCES “FRAN” VIRGINIA MARTIN, AGE 69

Frances “Fran” Virginia (Brady) Martin of Harford, Maryland, and longtime resident of Roane County in Tennessee, gained her wings and went to fly with the angels. She was 69 years old. Fran was known for her unconditional love for her family. She was known as “shotgun momma”. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, as well as horses. She also enjoyed hunting, writing poetry and had a profound love for animals of all kinds. Fran owned and operated Shear Perfection Pet Salon in Rockwood, and was very involved in community outreach throughout Roane County.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Virgil & Myrtle Brady; grandparents: James Bobart and Carolina Haas; brother: Butch Fitch; uncle: Charles Bobart; and former husband: Gary Wayne Turner.

She is survived by her husband: Gary Martin; sister: Carolyn (Butch) Fitch; daughters: Christine (Charles) Baxley and Christa (Lee Ray) Martin; grandson: Brent (Jenna) Baxley; cousins: Eva Jane Haas and Albert Bobart; niece: Carol (Rick) Proctor; nephew: Link (Tina) Fitch; great nieces and nephews: Hannah, Sarah, Aaron, Kyle, Lauren, and Luke; her best friends: Jeanne Tourville, Kelly Ratliff, and Leona Chastain; and countless others.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 27, 2023, from 6 until 9 p.m. Eastern at the VFW Post 6598, located at 195 Tub Springs Rd in Harriman, for a Celebration of Life. Instead of flowers, the family asks that donations be considered and payable to the Roane County Animal Shelter (296 Manufacturers Rd, Rockwood, TN 37854).

Evans Mortuary in Rockwood is serving the family.