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SEPT. 13, 1923 -- JULY 18, 2004

Services for Joseph Martin of Buffalo, a retired millwright, were held today in Amigone Funeral Home, Buffalo. Burial was in Forest Lawn.

Mr. Martin, 80, died July 18 in Millard Fillmore Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Helena, Ark., he worked as a paint supervisor in the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock before coming to Buffalo in 1948. Here, he worked at the American Agricultural Chemical Co. for more than 30 years.

Mr. Martin was a member of Lodge 80, Free and Accepted Masons, in Casscoe, Ark.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, the former Jo Willie Goude; three daughters, Deberoah Houston and Faustenia Morrow, both of Buffalo, and Stephania Burks of New Orleans; a son, Rickey of Las Vegas; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.