Irene Squirrell Martin, 77, of Shepherd Squirrell Drive in Cherokee went home to be with her Lord on Feb. 9, 2014 following a brief illness at Mission Hospital in Asheville.
Irene was the daughter of the late Shepherd and Mianna (Screamer) Squirrell. She made her way as a seamstress and absolutley loved the Lady Braves Basketball team and was an avid L.A. Dodgers Baseball fan. She loved her grandchildren and her great grandchildren and loved watching the Food Network Channel. She passed her time by loafing to town and thirft store shopping. Irene loved the Lord and read her Bible faithfully and sang hymnals. She loved to enjoy nature, sit in the sun and wear her sun hat.
Irene is survived by her children, Herbert Squirrell, Fred Squirrell with wife Cindy, Arlene Squirrell, Harlen “Bucky” Squirrell, Lamont Squirrell with wife Angel, and Daryl Martin; brothers, Josh, John Adam, George and Robert Squirrell; Special Friend, Clara Jean Huskey, Pam Squirrell (caregiver), her loving dog Susie and 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She is also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Nancy Squirrell and late husband Thomas Paul Martin.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday Feb. 11 at the Yellowhill Baptist church and will last till the hour of service on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 2pm. The Reverends Foreman Bradley and James “Bo” Parris will officiate the services. An immediate burial will follow in the Yellowhill Cemetery with pall bearers being, Daryl Martin, Jeremey Saunooke, Nick Squirrell, Robbie Squirrell, John Swimmer, Brock Squirrell and Sam Crowe.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the family in the final arranements.