ASHBURN -- The funeral services for the late Mr. Royce Martin of 222 N. Leary Rd., Ashburn, Georgia, who departed this life on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at his residence, will be held on Friday, June 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Friendship Baptist Church in Ashburn, Georgia with the Reverend Alexander Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Westview Memorial Cemetery in Ashburn, Georgia.

Mr. Royce Martin was born on August 15, 1944 in Turner County, Georgia to the late Mr. Lloyd Martin and the late Mrs. Ruby Jones Bell.

He attended schools in the Turner County Public School System. At a very early age, Royce joined the New Providence Missionary Baptist Church. In the Turner County community, Royce was know as "The Might Hawk".

He leaves to cherish his memories three sisters, Patricia (Johnny B.) Holmes, Deloris (Willie Lee) Anderson, Collie (Ray) Walker; three brothers, Randy Martin, Derrick (Ollie) Byrd, Lloyd Stubs; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family and Friends may feel free to sign the guestbook online at

Shipp's Funeral Home

Ashburn 229/567-3101