Martha "Marty" A. Bratton, 87, of Conway, passed away on Saturday (June 22, 2019) at Salem Place Nursing and Rehab, Conway, Ark. Mrs. Bratton was born March 11, 1932 in Winford, Ark., daughter of the late William F. Norris and the late Emmer Norris. Mrs. Bratton was a long time member of Oak Bowery Baptist Church. She worked for Walmart for 15 years. Before World War II, while she was a young girl, her family moved to Porterville, California, where she eventually married her husband Wally, who was also from Arkansas. There, they had their three children, raising them in California, before Martha and Wally moved to Conway in the late 1970s. Mrs. Bratton enjoyed bird watching, especially humming birds and cardinals, squirrels, fishing, gardening, needlework, camping, rock hunting, and road trips. She loved all of her grandchildren fiercely and enjoyed large family gatherings. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter H. Bratton, Jr.; siblings, Ada Mae Norris (Graham), Thurman Norris, Howard Norris, Jack Norris, Margie Norris (Bechtel), Bruce Norris; grandson, Chad Ruminer, and one great-grandson. She is survived by her children, Shareen Robinson, of Conway, Steven (Lorraine) Bratton, of Modesto, California, and Brenda (Dale) Rminer, of Conway; siblings, Charley Norris, of Sutherlin, Oregon, Florene Chance (sister-in-law), of Little Rock; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. The Bratton, Robinson, and Ruminer families would like to thank the entire staff of the Salem Place Nursing and Rehab facility and the staff of the Kindred Hospice for their professional and loving care at the end of Mon's life. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29 at Crestlawn Memorial Park. The family request memorials be made to the Arkansas Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society. To sign the online guestbook, click "Add A Memory" at: www.griffinleggettconway.com.
Published June 27, 2019