Procession of firefighting equipment escorted the hearse of longtime fireman Carl Martin

NEMiss.News Carl Martin's fire helmet
The Firefighters Flag and Carl Martin’s helmet adorned the foot of his casket at United Funeral home.
July 9th, 2022     Featured News People



Several dozen firefighters joined the family and other friends of James “Pappy” Carl Martin for his funeral Thursday, July 7th, at United Funeral Home in New Albany.

NEMiss.News Firefighters at Carl Martin funeral

North Haven firefighters (L-R) Ricky Taylor, Ken Owen, Jacob Rainey, Chief Jeff McKeown, Ricky Robertson and David Williams were joined by retired New Albany Fire Chief and Union County Fire Coordinator Steve Coker for this photo in the funeral home lobby.

Carl Martin, age 63, died Sunday, July 3, at his Union County home.

He had been a volunteer fireman with the North Haven Fire Department for more than 30 years and had served as the North Haven fire chief.

The United States flag flew over Highway 15, suspended from a New Albany fire department ladder truck. Carl Martin’s funeral procession passed under the flag as it left United Funeral Home and turned north on its way to his burial place at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church at Cotton Plant.

NEMiss.News Ladder truck with Flag

The funeral procession passed under the American flag as it left the funeral home and turned north to Ebenezer Church.

The hearse was followed by more than a dozen firetrucks driven by firefighters from several Union County fire departments.

NEmiss.News Union County Fire trucks lined up for procession

More than a dozen fire engines from local fire departments followed Carl Martin’s casket to Ebenezer Church.

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