RUTHERFORD COLLEGE Brother Richard Martin, 77, of Rutherford College, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Burke Hospice & Palliative Care. Born in Gadsden, Ala., Sept. 24, 1939, Richard was a son of the late Vaughn and Mildred Little Martin. He retired as a minister from Bethel Baptist Church in Chase City, Va. Following retirement, he continued to fill in when needed for other ministers. Left to cherish Brother Richard’s memory are his wife of 59 years, Nancy Greeson Martin; three children, Rob Martin of Vale, Lisa Lingerfelt and husband, Bruce of Connelly Springs, and Cindy Wilson of the home; also eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. In accordance with his wishes, no services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. An online register is available at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.