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Donna S. (Hirst) Martin of Carmi

updated: 1/1/2018 12:12 PM

CARMI -- Donna S. (Hirst) Martin, 79, formerly of Decatur, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Wabash Christian Village with family by her side.

She was born June 29, 1938, in Eldorado to Cecil "Don" and Enda (Jones) Hirst, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 6, 1959, she married Preston Martin, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 2007.

Donna enjoyed watching NASCAR races and the St. Louis Cardinals.

She also loved animals.

Survivors include her son, John Martin of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Stacia Martin of Decatur; two grandchildren, Christopher and Ashley Martin of Decatur; two great-grandchildren, Aaliya Boyd and Preston Edward Michael Martin of Decatur; two sisters, Joyce Harper of Norris City and Paula (Ron) Harrawood of Eldorado; niece, Angela Harper of Evansville, Indiana; and nephew, Bret Harrawood (fiancÚ Angela Mitchell) of Eldorado.

She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Bernadette Martin; and brother-in-law, Gerald Harper.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, in Lindale Cemetery with Scott Pilkington officiating. Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at