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Kenneth Darrell Martin

Kenneth Darrell Martin, 76, passed away peacefully at Annie Penn Hospital on November 6, 2020. The Graveside service has been changed and will be held 2:00 PM Monday, November 16, 2020 at Reidlawn Cemetery with his cousin, Junior Basham officiating. Kenny was a longtime resident of Rockingham County and the son of the late Margaret Basham Love and Otis Martin. He graduated from Reidsville High School and has served as the webmaster for several of the Reidsville High School graduating classes. Kenny lived and worked in New York for over 30 years. Kenneth is survived by his aunts, Virginia Holmes, Eunice Massey and husband Ralph, Sarah McCleney and Carolyn Basham; and a large extended family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County at PO BOX 281 Wentworth, NC 27375.

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Kenny and I worked together in NYC for a number of years, and our friendship continued long after he moved home to Reidsville via email. Kenny was indeed witty and had a terrific memory. I especially enjoyed hearing "stories" about his life experiences, and his memories of growing up and his beloved family. RIP Buddy.

Chris Kovarik Dec 16 2020 4:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Darrell Martin

Judy Webb Nov 15 2020 10:17 AM

The few times i had time with Kenny were a joy. He was never negative and always had nice things to add to conversations. having him as a facebook friend brightened up my time on my page. I will miss him as i know all of his friends and family will. He will remain in my heart as a good friend and my prayers are for him and all his family.

Elizabeth McGovern Nov 14 2020 10:41 AM

I didn't know of Ken's piano playing talents! Thanks for sharing that and family memories. He often talked about his family and I met his mother a time or two! Deepest condolences! Sarah Sheep Bullock

Sarah Bullock Nov 12 2020 11:24 AM

I didn't personally know Ken, but I like him a lot. He did a great job pulling the Reidsville together with all his great clips of people from many classes. We will miss you Kenny!

Michael Wharton Nov 11 2020 6:55 PM

I remember so many things about Kenny. It would be hard to write all of them down but just a couple things. When I was young and we lived in Aunt Margaret's house and Kenny stayed in his home with us sometimes and he played the piano a lot. I just loved listening and I always requested the song Bye Bye Love. I think he got frustrated with me asking so much. Also we got closer online when I started the Basham Family website and I helped him learn how to do things. I was so proud of him and how he then took on doing sites for his graduating class. I was thrilled that he had a special hobby running the sites and so were the people from the class. I really believe he became a little more outgoing and happy. Kenny was a very special person and I will miss him so much. I looked forward on facebook to his posting photos from Aunt Margaret's collection of the family. Some I had never seen and things I learned about our wonderful family. Kenny, Rest in peace and happiness with Aunt Margaret and all of our other Wonderful Family Members. Know that we love you and you will be missed so much. Cousin Brenda and Husband Mitch

Brenda Ellison Nov 11 2020 8:23 AM

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Eunice Massey Nov 10 2020 10:03 PM

Thank you, Johnny, for your kind words. Those were good days at Community Baptist. Kenneth was very talented and loved creating the web sites. His death was a shock and we are going to miss him.

Eunice Massey Nov 10 2020 9:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Darrell Martin

Johnny - Dot Beville Nov 10 2020 8:18 PM

The talented, quick-witted Kenny, when we were younger I recall being so impressed (and quite envious) of his piano playing ability! Much appreciated him being the keeper/sharer of Aunt Margaret's family photos. What a memory he had, a story for every photo. Such a unique personality, a cousin unlike any other. RIP Cousin Ken. You will be missed.

Donna Tate, Virginia cousin Nov 10 2020 7:07 PM

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