Martha Farmer Chapman, a lifelong resident of Dothan, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at her residence after an extended illness. She was 89. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at Dothan City Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Baxter officiating and Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park, Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC, directing. The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday at the Chapman residence at 3047 W. Main St. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church at 3012 W. Main St., Dothan, AL 36303 or to Covenant Hospice at 2855 Ross Clark Circle, Suite 110, Dothan, AL 36301. Mrs. Chapman was born on Sept. 2, 1918, in Dothan and graduated from Dothan High School and Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dothan and was Dothans first Service League president. Mrs. Chapman was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Chapman Jr., her father, Judge Cowdry Farmer, her mother, Iona C. Farmer, and a sister, Lou Farmer Bledsoe. Survivors include her three children, Charles H. Chapman III and his wife, Lanie, of Dothan, Davis F. Chapman and his wife, Rita, of Dothan, and Florrie Chapman Coe and her husband, Craig, of Dothan; seven grandchildren, Bay Chapman Mendheim and her husband, Harris, Ben Chapman, Lane Chapman, Abbie Coe, Charlsie Coe, and Parker Chapman; a step-grandchild, Keegan Thompson. The family would like to thank Covenant Hospice and also Mrs. Chapmans caretakers, Marie Mathis, Betty Mitchell, Janice James, Jennelle McKinney, Debbie Russell, Martha Bishop and Sandi Towne. Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park, Funeral Home and Crematory, (334) 983-6604, is in charge of arrangements.
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