Welcome to the memorial page for

Martha Jewell Denson Boston

February 17, 1924 ~ May 6, 2017 (age 93)

Martha Jewell Denson Boston, age 93, of Lawrenceburg, TN, passed away Saturday, May 06, 2017 at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg, TN.

She was a native of Cullman, AL, and retired from Suntrust Bank after 43 years of service.

As a member of Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church, Martha was a Sunday School teacher until the age of 88, choir director for many years, and an active member of the United Methodist Women's group since the age of 18.

Martha Jewell grew up in a musical family, and she became an accomplished vocalist, pianist, and accordion player.  She attended numerous Vaughan singing schools.  In her early years, she and her family performed as the "Jewel Denson Family".  In her late teens, Martha and her brothers sang Southern Gospel music with the "Baxter Melody Makers".  This group traveled extensively and performed on live radio daily.  Martha was community-minded, and she was asked many times to sing or play at community functions, and she always accepted.

Martha Boston was preceded in death by her husband, George Edward Boston; her parents, Jewel and Calera Denson; and her twin brothers, Elwood and Edwin Denson.

She is survived by

Two Daughters -
Lynn Pettus (Tim), Lawrenceburg, TN
Cindy Peters (Curtis), Lawrenceburg, TN

Six Grandchildren -
Lorie Pettus Jones (Josh), Lawrenceburg, TN
Will Pettus (Kim), Lawrenceburg, TN
Jed Pettus, Lawrenceburg, TN
Katie Pettus, Lawrenceburg, TN
Brock Peters (Sonya), Lawrenceburg, TN
Rhett Peters (Sarah), Lawrenceburg, TN

Eleven Great-Grandchildren
One Great-Great-Grandchild

One Sister -
Gail Graves, Lawrenceburg, TN

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, May 09, 2017 at Neal Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be conducted at Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 10, 2017, with Rickey Wade officiating.  Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN.  Family suggests memorials be made to Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church or the Old Jail Museum in Lawrenceburg, TN. 

 Service Information

May 9, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Neal Funeral Home
231 N. Military Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Funeral Service
May 10, 2017

11:00 AM
Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church
322 N. Military Ave
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

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