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Brenda Joyce Martin

Brenda Joyce Martin, 65, of Dunlap, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at her residence.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Elbert and Joyce Oram Martin; step-parents, Tommy and Jennie Tomlin; second dad, Ron House; paternal grandmother, Alice “GG” Martin; and brother, Eric House.

She is survived by children, Jennifer (Casey Hitchcock) Ladd and Stephanie Rae McDonough; beloved father of her children, Jeffery Lynn Ladd; second mother, Evelyn House; siblings, Bradley Martin, Michael Martin, Dawn Lyons, Rhonda House, and Crystal House (Shep) Shepherd; grandchildren, Macie (Kris) Layne, KeyLee (Dennis) Drake, Brian Heath McGowan, Jr., and Mallie Marie McGowan; great-grandchildren, Kaidence Anna Layne and Layla Mae Drake; along with several nieces and nephews.

No services were held, as it was Brenda’s wish to be cremated.

An online guestbook is at

Ewton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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