Aberdeen, NC


Howard Martin, 73, died November 26, 2017 at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC.


A memorial service will be held at Powell Funeral Home and Crematory, 160 East New Hampshire Avenue, Southern Pines, NC on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:30 am, officiated by the Reverend Archie Stevens.


A native of New York, he moved here over 38 years ago, first working locally as an Automotive Service Technician, then changing careers to an antique furniture refinisher starting along with his wife Carol,  The Ashley Heights Furniture Stripping and Refinishing .  In his free time he enjoyed playing golf.


Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by his wife, Carol Martin of Aberdeen; two sons, Christopher and James Martin of Aberdeen, NC; and daughter, Kelly Pratz (Chris) of Pinebluff, NC. and two grand-daughters Sydney and Jordan Pratz.



Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374



Powell Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines is assisting the family.


Online condolences at:  PinesFunerals.com.


Memories Timeline


  1. Carol, Chris, Jimmy and rest of family. Just want let you know we are sorry for the loss of ‘Howie’. Many of a good memory will carry on. May you be at peace he is no longer suffering. God Bless.

  2. We are sorry to learn of Howie’s passing. Our hearts go out to Chris, Carol and family.
    Steve & I send prayers and strength during this difficult time.

  3. Carol,Jimmy,Chris,Kelly and Family Your loss is also a loss for us. Howie and all of you have been our friends forever and we will never forget any of you.Thinking of you during these trying times. Your long time friends Bruce and Cathy

  4. Dear Carol and family,
    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you all. I always remember how fondly Mom and Dad speak of your family. I felt like I knew Howie though we had never met!

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