March 21, 1927 ~ January 4, 2015

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Martin Ray Baldwin Fairview – Martin Ray Baldwin, 87, of Fairview, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Fleshers of Fairview. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Luther and Tempie Wilkie Baldwin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rose Julia Baldwin, who died in 1985, as well as one sister, Sarah Moore and one brother, Abert Baldwin. Ray is survived by two daughters, Judy Rognstad (Ralph) of Marshall and Cathy Baldwin of Arden; two sisters, Polly Ferguson of Fletcher and Frances Roberts of Asheville; one brother, Jack Baldwin of Snellville, GA, as well as two grandchildren, Rhiannon and Robyn. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. For those who desire and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org). Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Ray was a longtime member of Calvary Episcopal Church and a regular at the 8 am Service. He is also remember for raising the American Flag on the Courtyard Pole every morning while at Ardenwoods. I officiated at Rose’s funeral @ Calvary and would like to be present with Ray when he is intered at the Churchyard. He was a good friend. The Rev. David W. Sailer 684-1205

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  2. When someone we love dies, it leaves a hole in our hearts. This sorrow was felt by Jesus, Mary and Martha when Lazarus their brother died. Jesus said to Martha: “I am the resurrection and the life, the one who exercises faith in me even though he dies, will come to life. Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” Then he proceeded to resurrect Lazarus and he promises to resurrect all those in the memorial tombs. Please read John 5:28, 29 in your bible and may this hope bring your family comfort..

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