Carolyn Anne Martin

Carolyn Anne Martin was born in Gainesville on Feb. 25, 1933. She died at home May 19, 2017.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Percy Martin Sr. and Agnes Cain Martin, and brother Joseph Martin Jr.

She is survived by daughters Carol Sue Watson (Cammie), Claire Ellen Kilpatrick, and son William Albert Kilpatrick (Bert) and daughter-in-law Tonya Glisson Kilpatrick. Survivors also include: grandchildren Meg Watson, Sarah Watson, Haley Kilpatrick Dozier, William Heard Kilpatrick II and Kelly Kilpatrick Harris, and one great-granddaughter, Grace Dozier.

Carolyn spent her early years in Gainesville and attended elementary and high school there.   Carolyn and her family faithfully attended the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

She earned a master's degree in Urban Development and continued until she earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology in 1983 (age 50) from Georgia State University.

Carolyn was an avid researcher and writer, often writing articles or editing books. She helped Dr. Arthur Cohen write a textbook about educational psychology. She helped WillingWay Foundation with a 10-year follow up of former patients. She helped write “The Recovery Book,” by Dr. Al Mooney.  These are just a few of her accomplishments.

Her most meaningful accomplishment in her eyes was the 34 years of sobriety she just celebrated.

She was always vocal when she became aware of injustices, and was almost fanatical about global warming, fracking, and mankind’s duty to the planet which houses him. She was a woman full of ideas, love and wisdom and she will be missed by many.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

An online obituary and guest register is available at

The Clayton Tribune, July 13, 2017

The Clayton Tribune

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Clayton, GA 30525

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