June 20, 1925 ~ November 27, 2008

Born in: Transylvania County, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Martha Lee Stewart, 83, of 590 Upper Glady Fork Road, Candler, died Thursday, November 27, 2008, at her home. A native of Transylvania County, she was a daughter of the late Charles Ray and Shellie White Stewart. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Edith Warren, Mary Robinson, Margaret Trull and two brothers, James and Roy Stewart. Mrs. Stewart was retired from American Enka. Survivors include her son, Roger Stewart of Candler; two granddaughters, Christy Godfrey and husband Kevin of Boiling Springs, SC and Melonie O'Connell and husband Josh of Atlanta; two great-grandsons, Caleb and Elijah Godfrey and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Sunday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend James Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Piney Mountain UMC Cemetery.

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  1. Melonie:
    It is hard to find the words to let you know how sorry I am that you have lost your Nan. I am sure that she knew how much she was loved by you. Love, Judy

  2. I will miss Aunt Martha so much. But she is in a much better place now. Now she is in Heaven with her sisters and my daddy, Rusty. And aunt Cathy. I bet they are so happy to see her again, and were waiting on her at the gates! I love you aunt Martha!!

    Love, Danelle Trull

  3. To the Family of Ms Martha,

    Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with you at this time of sorrow. Our Lord Jesus Christ is with you to help you, lead and guide you, comfort and console you. Please lean and depend on him all the time. We love you and are here if you need us. May God bless and keep you forever.

    Love you,
    Marshall and Brenda Sue

  4. Nan will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. Take comfort in the fact that she lived a full life, surrounded by family.

    Melonie, you only ever had the kindest of words to say about Nan, her memory will live on forever in our hearts. Know that we are all here for you.

    Love, Kelsey

  5. Nan was such a wonderful, beautiful person inside and out. I know she will be missed by everyone whose life she touched.

    Know that we are here for you whenever you need someone. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Megan

  6. I want to express my sympathy to the Stewart family. Martha and I were cousins, and I was saddened today when I heard she had passed away. Please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Roger and Family:

    It saddens me to learn of the death of your Mom. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family as you go through this time of sorrow. God Bless You.
    Love: Dave & Tamara Trull

  8. To Aunt Martha’s family –
    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She was loved by so many and will be missed. May your hearts be lightened knowing that she is in a better place.
    Mike & Jennifer

  9. Martha was the most selfless, loving and giving person to her family. GOD has a special place for her in heaven. She walked the life of ‘what would Jesus do?’. She was a wonderful Nany to my daughters and her life will inspire them forever. May GOD wrap his arms around all the family and support them through this difficult time. With love and prayers, Charlotte.

  10. Aunt Martha’s leaving us and going to join her sisters, brothers and parents leaves us with such an empty place in our lives. We know that family circle has been rejoined in Heaven, but we miss them all so much. All our love and prayers go to Roger, Melonie, Kristy and their families. Michael and Loretta


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