Bernardo Martinez

Bernardo Martinez, 76, passed away March 7 at Evans Memorial Hospital.  He was a native of Puerto Rico but had resided in the U.S. for most of his life.  He lived in New York for a number of years where he did maintenance work, before retiring and moving to Claxton.  He was of Catholic faith.
Mr. Martinez was preceded in death by his wife, Ramona Perez, and his parents, Gregorio and Pilar Martinez.
Surviving are two sons, Bernardo Martinez, Jr., of Florida and Gregory Martinez of New York; one daughter, Christina Martinez of Florida; two brothers, Robert Martinez of New York and Feliciano Martinez of South Carolina; two sisters, Feliciana Perez of PR, and Abdulia Martinez of New York; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, March 10, from 6-8 p.m., at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 11, at 1 p.m., at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel, with Father John Johnson officiating.
Burial will be in Brewton Cemetery.
Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.