PAULDING – Martha M. Smalley, age 90, died Friday, Dec. 29.

She was born Feb. 14, 1927 in Grover Hill, the daughter of the late Jasper and Marietta (Head) Russell. On Dec. 19, 1954 she married James Nelson Smalley, who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2007. She retired in 1960 from the former Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store, Paulding.

She is survived by two daughters Myra J. Smalley, Paulding, and Myrna (Ron) Paxton, Cecil.

She is also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Russell and Byrl Emmons; and a sister, Lucille Kimmie.

Funeral services will be conduced 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will be in Cooper Haines Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. There will also be visitation on Friday from 1 p.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to Junction Bible Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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