Mr. Ernest Eugene Martin of Scottsburg passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.

He was born in Halifax County on May 8, 1948 and was 71 years old.

He was the son of the late John Thomas Martin and the late Minnie Lacks Martin and married to Joyce Newcomb Martin, who survives.

He was of the Baptist faith and an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting and teaching others how to hunt and fish.

Mr. Ernest Eugene Martin is survived by his wife, Joyce Newcomb Martin of Scottsburg; three daughters, Sandra Charlene Martin Williams (Marty) of New Bern, North Carolina, Barbara Jean Martin Wickham (Doug) of Christiansburg, and Amber Michelle Martin Moody (Eugene) of Halifax; three sisters, Pauline Womack of South Boston, Gladys Brumfield of South Boston and Catherine Stewart of Lynchburg; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Ann Martin Hunt.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Powell Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Don Bryant officiating.

Burial will follow at the Ellis Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.

For memorials, consider the Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, Va. 24592.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services, South Boston.