Mary Blackwell Pridgen Martin died Wednesday morning at Duke Medical Center. The youngest of nine children, she was born in Durham to the late Joseph Davis and Lavinia Blackwell Pridgen. Mrs. Martin would have celebrated her 100th birthday on the 29th of this month.
Mrs. Martin was a long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a graduate of the Southern Conservatory of Music in Durham. She taught music at Morehead School and provided private piano lessons at her home and in her Hillsborough studio.
Mrs. Martin remained active throughout her life. She served as president of the Durham Women