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Martha Compton Cash

1924 - 2011

Published Nov. 21, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m.

Martha Compton Cash, 87, of Amarillo and formerly of Post died Thursday, November 17, 2011.  Martha was born June 4, 1924 to J.R. ‘Dick’ and Evelyn (Tucker) Roach at Honey Grove.  They moved to Post in 1931 and Martha started school.  She graduated Post High School in 1942.  After graduation she went to work as a telephone operator and shortly after went to work for the First National Bank.  Where she remained for 42 years.  She married Jess F. Compton March 6, 1948 in Lubbock.  Jess preceded her in death December 22, 1984.  Martha retired in 1986 and moved to Clovis, New Mexico and married Mink Cash.  He preceded her in death January 7, 2001.  In 2008 she moved to Amarillo to live.  Martha loved to sew and crochet for friends and for donating her work to the Veterans Hospital in Amarillo.  She was an avid Texas Rangers fan and was a member of the United Methodist Church.  Martha was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include: One son: Bryan Compton of Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Two daughters: Carol Compton Lane and her husband Chuck of Amarillo and Sherry Compton Crosthwait and her husband Joe of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Two grandchildren: Adam Lane of Amarillo and Austin Compton of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Graveside service was at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the Terrace Cemetery with Father Grady Shytles officiating.  Arrangements were under the personal care of Dee and Janet Justice, Justice-Mason Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were Chuch Lane, Adam Lane, Joe Crosthwait, Bryan Compton and Austin Compton.

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