Lena Martin Carman
Lena Martin Carman
  • August 3, 1927 - March 30, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Lena Ruth Martin Carman, 89, will be held at 2:00 on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Terry Cagle officiating the service. Burial will follow in Columbia Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Carman died Thursday, March 30, 2017. Born on August 3, 1927 in Lexington, she was a daughter of the late Raymond Spires and Ruth Sightler Spires.

Lena was a very spiritual woman who loved quilting and sewing. She retired from Allied Signal after 28 years.

Surviving are her sons, Kenny Martin, Todd Martin (Karen), and Mike Carman; daughters, Lynda Wilke (Marshall), Shirley Mosely (Floyd), Pamela Bringle (Ken); eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, T.R. Spires (Mary); and sister, Faye Elkins.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Claude Carman; son, Alexander Martin III; grandson, Rusty Howdeshell; and five siblings.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.