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Obituary for Martha Tucker Lindsey
Martha Jenkins Tucker born on January 20, 1936, was the beloved daughter of Martha Jenkins Tucker and Dr. Spence Tucker, owner of Tucker Drug Store. Martha graduated with honors from Putnam County High School in 1953 and received her degree in elementary education from the University of Georgia in 1957. After her graduation she taught at elementary schools in Albany and Macon. Martha became the bride of Glenn Lindsey of Barnesville on August 6, 1961. Martha and Glenn made their home in Davidson, N.C., where Mr. Lindsey was a professor of Economics at Davidson College. Martha was an excellent professor’s wife and entertained faculty and students at their home. After Prof. Lindsey’s retirement in 1997, the Lindsey’s returned to her childhood home in Eatonton to make their home on Madison Avenue. On August 6, 2021, the Lindsey’s celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. As a child Martha was taught to knit and crochet by her grandmother, Augustus (Gussie) Gorley. Martha became so proficient that her creations are considered works of art. Martha learned culinary skills from Rose, and this began her lifelong love of cooking delicious dishes and collecting cookbooks. Martha and Glenn shared a love of cats, and their home became a sanctuary for abandoned cats. The most recent additions to their family are Ben and Belle, two Siamese cats; Robin Hood, an outdoor cat: and Little One, Glenn’s spoiled calico. The cats all live a privileged life. Martha and Glenn are both members of the Eatonton Presbyterian Church. Martha and Glenn helped elderly couples in their declining years, and Glenn served as an elder. Martha is survived by her cousins Susie DeLoach G’Segner (Ford), and Joe DeLoach (Melody), both of Eatonton, Daisy Tucker Evans (Jack) of South Carolina; and her best childhood friend, Nan Rainey Canfield of New Jersey. Many thanks to the friends who have graciously aided them during their illnesses Dr. Andy Ray, Brenda Ray, Jo Beth Griffin, Janice Batchelor, Amelia Logan, Ken Harris, Sallie Floyd, Carole Thomas, Hamilton Williams, and Reverend Jacob Douylliez, pastor of the Eatonton Presbyterian Church. Martha was a gracious, lovely, Southern lady who embraced manners and proper social behavior. She loved the people of Putnam County and its rich history and could recount many delightful stories of life in Putnam County in the forties and fifties. A visitation will be at Eatonton Presbyterian Church on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 3:30 followed by a service at 4PM. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery after the service. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions to Eatonton Presbyterian Church or local animal shelters.