Mrs. Martha Belle Day, age 87, of Boone Passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.

Mrs. Day was born April 18, 1927 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Oney Ray Johnson and Ella Mae Bryan Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Mrs. Day is survived by one daughter, Betty Day Norris and husband Keith of Boone; one granddaughter, Karen Idol and husband Larry of Boone; two sisters, Anna Mae Miller and husband Thomas, and Jean Bumgarner and husband Billy, all of Boone; one brother, Howard Johnson of Boone, and one sister-in-law, Faye Johnson of Boone.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Day; one brother, Don Johnson, and one sister, Judy Johnson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Belle Day will be conducted Thursday afternoon, July 10, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Liberty Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Sonny Hagaman and Reverend T.J. Jackson. Burial will follow in Meat Camp Baptist church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon, from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service. At other times, friends may call at the residence, 1240 Meat Camp Road, Boone.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 128 South Tryon Street, Suite 1588, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202, or to the American Diabetes Association, 1300 Baxter Street, Suite 150, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28204.

The family respectfully requests no food.

Online condolences may be sent to the Day family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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