Ruth Holt Martin

May 6, 1941 - February 4, 2024

Mrs. Ruth Polly Holt Martin, age 82 of Stuart, Virginia went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart. She was born in Patrick County, Virginia on May 6, 1941, to the late Will and Pearl Lankford Holt. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Martin, a daughter, Faye Tucker Howell; two sisters, Oma H. Willard and Mary Alice H. Inman; and a brother, James Holt. She was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church and truly loved her church family. She loved calling everyone “Doll” and enjoyed listening to WHEO Radio. She loved her friends and family, especially her children and grandchildren, who are all comforted in knowing that she was strong in her faith and is now walking on the Heavenly streets of gold.

Mrs. Martin is survived by a daughter, Kaye Martin Wagoner (Richard); a son, Billy Joe Martin; three grandsons; three granddaughters; two great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Inez Miller and Sue Fain; and several nieces and nephews.

All services are private for Mrs. Martin and will be officiated by Pastor Jeff Pendleton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Patrick County Caring Hearts Free Clinic, 835 Woodland Drive, Stuart, Virginia 24171, Patrick County Food Bank, P.O. Box 1304, Stuart, Virginia 24171 or to Meals On Wheels, c/o Southern Area Agency on Aging, 204 Cleveland Ave., Martinsville, Virginia 24112. Moody Funeral Home in Stuart has been entrusted with the arrangements, and online condolences may be sent by visiting

Mrs. Martin’s family wants to express their gratitude to the staff at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection for all of their tender care and support given to their mom.