Martha Dean Sayers

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 19, 2006

WINSTON-SALEM – Martha Dean Sayers, 99, died Sunday Dec. 10, 2006, at the Triad United Methodist Home in Winston-Salem where she had been a resident for many years. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Mrs. Sayers was born April 14, 1907, in Greenwood, S.C. arolina, the daughter of Arthur Robert Dean and Carrie Leila Parkman. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;She was a long-time resident of Gastonia, where she was an active member of First United Methodist Church and a leader in its nursery. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;She was preceded in death by her husband, William Floyd Sayers. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Mrs. Sayers is survived by her two sons and their spouses, to whom she devoted her life: Dr. William F. and Elizabeth H. Sayers of Winston-Salem and Mr. Donald D. and Carol L. Sayers of Salisbury; four grandchildren, W. Scott Sayers and Bryan H. Sayers and his wife Julie of Winston-Salem; Kelly Dean Sayers of Charlotte, and Holly Sayers Hartzog and her husband Chip of Raleigh; four greatgrandchildren, Katelyn B. and Julia S. Strand of Dublin, Ohio and Elizabeth H. and Margaret M. Hartzog of Raleigh; one sister, Margaret Dean Wood of Fountain Inn, S.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Service: A graveside service will be held at Cannon Memorial Park in Fountain Inn, S.C. at 2 p.m. Thursday. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Triad United Methodist Home, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Salem Funeral Service, Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Fletchers Funeral Service, Fountain Inn, South Carolina are in charge of arrangements.