Martin Hayes Mann, 70, of Zirconia, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2009, at Pardee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Alexander City, Alabama, he was a son of the late Robert Lee and Lillie Mae Mann. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Mann and Jim Mann.
He was a graduate of Benjamin Russell High School and had attended Auburn Poly Tech, and Atlanta Area Tech. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and had worked as Corporate Director of Engineering with Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. He had attended Cedar Springs Baptist Church and volunteered with the Salvation Army. He had a great passion for Auburn Football, woodworking, fishing and softball.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Charlene Mann; two sons, Martin Keith Mann and his wife Diane of Flowery Branch, GA., and Scott Brandon Mann and his wife Helen of Gainesville, GA; two daughters, Regina Lynn Butler and her husband Edward of Covington, GA and April Dawn Jones and her husband Robert of Snailville, GA.; a loyal friend, “Bear”; one brother, Robert Mann of AL; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, at Cedar Springs Baptist Church. Reverend Thad Dowdle will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2:00 pm Wednesday at the church.