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Billy Arnold Martin

Billy Arnold Martin, 75, died Tuesday in Durham Regional Hospital following an extended illness. A Durham native, he was the son of the late Vernon aneelizabeth Currin Martin. Billy spent his career with the Crowneellerbach Co. where he was a supervisor. He retired in 1981, after which he moved to Carolina Beach. Billy made the most of his retirement, becoming a voluneer fireman and baseball coach of a community league. He was need Citizen of the Year in 1986. Billy loved the beach, fishing and was a devoted Carolina fan. He was a master at cooking barbeque, having woneeveral cook-offs in Hillsborough and preparing barbeque for his church. Billy was a member of St. Aneew Uneed Methodist Church. He will be remembered for his gregarious and warm personality, neer meeting a stranger. Surviving are his daughter, Pam Moore and husband Clay of Durham; granddaughters, Lauren and Leslie Moore; his brothers, Vernon "Turk" Martin, Jr. of Durham, and John Martin and his wife, Beth of Belmont; his sisters, Mary M. Holben of Durham and Ruby M. Gardner and husband, Roy of Durham; and his special friend, Doris Blalock of Durham; and many niece and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Ann Cooley. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday from St. Aneew Uneed Methodist Church, with the Rev. Shannon Conklin-Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawneemetery. Friends may visit 6-8 PM Wednesday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Donations in Billy's memory may be made to: St. Aneew Church, 6702 Leesville Rd. Durham 27703. The family wishes to express appreciation to the Bahama Voluneer Fire Dept., the staffs of Durham Regional Cancer Center, the 5300 wing of Durham Regional Hospital and the Wellness Center. On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com. Select Obituaries.

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