Valdosta Daily Times

October 12, 2013

Martha Nell Ray Godwin

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — Mrs. Martha Nell Ray Godwin, 79 of Sparks passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at her residence.  Mrs. Godwin was born July 24, 1934 to the late Julian and Lucille Ray.  She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Community Church.  Survivors include her son, Lamar Godwin of Sparks; seven grandchildren, Tonya and Cam McDaniel of Adel, Nichole and Jody Rowe of Lake Park, Clayton and Nikki Godwin of Adel, James Godwin of Sparks, Justin Godwin of Sparks, and Mychealle and Leo Kortje of Arizona; great grandchildren, Caden McDaniel, Natala McDaniel, Sage Godwin, Sam Godwin, Landon Rowe, and Connor May; two special nephews, James Ray and Sam Ray.  Mrs. Godwin was preceded in death by her husband, Foster Godwin; two sons, Roger Godwin, and baby boy Godwin; one brother, George Samuel Ray; one sister, Mary Alice Ray Swenson; and one granddaughter, Priscilla Godwin.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Brushy Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Ed Godwin, Dr. Pat Patton, and Bro. Robert Holcomb officiating.  Interment will follow at the church cemetery.  The family will be receiving friends Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Purvis Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at  — Purvis Funeral Home