Funeral services for Ralph Vernon Martin, Sr., 85 of Vidalia, La. were held at Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. Rev. Ron Ledford and Bro. Jamie McCartney officiated. Interment followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Ralph Martin, Sr. was born on October 27, 1927 in Fort Necessity, La. and passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at Natchez Regional Medical Center in Natchez. He was a resident of Vidalia and Self Employed.

He was preceded in death by:

Sister-Etta Mae Swilley

Sister-Bessie Unscum

Sister-Geneva Tarver

Sister-Ruby Graves

Sister-Cressa Lea Berry

Sister-Irene Sanders

Sister-Willie Green

Brother-Clifford, Ben, Luke and Tom Martin

Father-Edward Rufus Martin

Mother-Alice Phenia Martin

Survivors include:

His Wife, Maudine Martin of Vidalia, La.

Son-Ronnie Gene Martin and wife Sylvia of Vidalia, La.

Son-Ralph Martin, Jr. of Vidalia, La.

Son-Dale Martin, Jr. of Vidalia, La

Daughter-Liz Martin Anderson of Bastrop, La.

Step-Daughter-Julie Gillian and husband Hugh

Step-Son-Bobby Morris

Step-Son-Doyle Morris

He was also survived by 20 grandchildren

The Pallbearers were Wayne Dale Wayne, Wayne Tarver, Shane Martin, Dustin Martin, Will Martin, Curtis Martin, Jackie Martin and Christian Martin.

The family received friends at Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2013. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit