Thomasville Times Enterprise

February 20, 2014

Ralphael Cortez Martin


THOMASVILLE — Memorial graveside services for Ralphael Cortez Martin, 85, of Sacramento, CA will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Magnolia Cemetery.  Rev. E. H. Hopkins will officiate services with interment to follow.  Mr. Martin was born on July 24, 1928 in Thomasville to the late H.J. and Jessie Martin.  He was a graduate of Douglass High School Class of 1945, attended Morehouse College in Atlanta and Paine College in Augusta.  Mr. Martin went on to serve in the United States Air Force for 24 years before retirement.  Sgt. Martin departed this life on Sunday, December 22, 2013 in Sacramento, CA.  Sgt. Martin is survived by two sons, Dexter Martin and family, Ralphael C. Martin, Jr. and family in Cocoa, FL; two sisters, June T. Martin and Frances N. Martin Culpepper of Atlanta; Gayle Fitzpatrick Tart Baker and brother John Fitzpatrick Tart of Gulfport, MS; Lionel Robinson of Newark, NJ; Stephanie and David Perez of Latham, NY; Barbara Nelson and Charles Rutledge of Detroit, MI and many other relatives and friends. — Hatcher-Peoples Funeral Home