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Betty J. Martin, 1929-2019


Last updated 8/7/2019 at 3:10pm

Betty J. Martin, 89, of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019 at her residence.

She was born August 12, 1929 in Lake Wales to the late P. L. Tate and Lucile Jones Tate, and has been a lifelong resident of the area.

As a graduate of Lake Wales High School Betty was honored as salutatorian. She also graduated with honors from Polk Community College, and attended Florida State University, Tallahassee, and Florida Southern College, Lakeland.

In 1950 Betty married Joe T. Martin of Lake Wales. They moved to Deland, Florida while Joe attended Stetson University and Stetson Law School, and...

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