Last updated: January 16. 2014 4:24PM

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Velna Lampley Martin, 96, of Charlotte, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.


She was born in Rockingham to the late Dargan F. Lampley and Mary Diggs Lampley.


She was preceded in death by husband, Edward Houston Thomas; son Edward Houston ”Scrappy” Thomas Jr.; brothers, Will, J. D., Floyd, Bernard, Lewis and Bobby Lampley; sisters, Grace L. McDonald and Betty L. Coble.


Surviving include husband of 64 years, Marion H. Martin; daughter, Pat Thomas Smith of Colorado; sons, Jerry Thomas (Barbara) of Rockingham and Don Martin of Denver; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.


The family will receive friends from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. on Saturday at First Wesleyan Church of Rock Hill. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Mike Poore officiating.


Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park on Cherry Road in Rock Hill.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Wesleyan Church, 218 Annafrel St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.


Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Condolences may be made online at www.greenefuneralhome.net.


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