Mrs. Dixie Christian Martin, a resident of Dothan, died Wednesday, October 17, 2007. She was 96. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2007 at Memory Hill Cemetery with Dr. Brian Magnuson officiating and Byrd Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Mrs. Martin was a native of Cullman County, Alabama and a graduate of Fairview High School. She was a graduate of Berec College, Kentucky, where she earned a B.S. degree and Indiana University, Bloomington, where she earned an M.S. degree in Business Education. Mrs. Martin’s teaching career included schools in Cullman County and Coffee County. She taught in the Dothan City School system at Dothan High School for several years. Her last seventeen years teaching were in the business department at Wallace State Vocational Trade School and Junior College, Napier Field. During her educational and teaching career, Mrs. Martin was elected to Pi Gamma Mu, Delta Kappa Gamma and Delta Pi Epsilon, all honorary fraternities or sororities. Mrs. Martin was a member of Westgate Church of Christ, the NRTA, ARTA and the Paperweight Collector’s Association of America. In recent years she was predeceased by a younger sister, Mrs. Colfax Christian McDaniel of Arab, AL and a brother, Dr. Kenneth G. Christian of Guntersville, AL. She is survived by a twin sister, Susan Camp of Dothan; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Christian of Guntersville, AL; several nieces and nephews; and a devoted friend and caretaker, Martha Nell Pybus of Dothan.
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