OBITUARY: Fay P. ‘Tetaw’ Martin

Fay P. _Tetaw_ Martin Obituary

Fay P. Martin, lovingly known as Tetaw, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, June 28th, 2024 at the age of 88. The Funeral Service, conducted by Bro. Judd Hayes, will be held on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow the service in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with John Petty, Taylor Petty, Martin Majors, Andy Seat, Braxton Majors, Kayden Mathews serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brennon Majors, Braiden Majors, Ethan Seat, and Alex Poteete. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 2nd from 05:00 p.m. – 08:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 3rd from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 12:00 p.m.

She is survived by daughter, Tammy (John) Petty; grandchildren, Robyn (Martin) Majors, Courtney (Andy) Mathews-Seat, Taylor (Cameron) Petty; great-grandchildren, Braxton, Brooklyn, Braiden, Brennon, Kayden, Kamryn, Jordan, Skylar, Ethan, and the newest addition on the way; siblings, Fred Pipkin, Jr., and Linda (Tommy) Wade; a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members also survive. She was preceded in death by husband, Richard Coylar Martin; parents, Fred and Euda Pipkin; sisters, Marie Stanley and Juanita Haley.

Carolyn Fay Pipkin was born on Friday, January 31st, 1936 in Old Hickory, Tennessee, to the late Fred and Euda Steen Pipkin. Fay was employed at Bell South, now AT&T, and worked as an engineering clerk until her retirement in 1996. She attended the First Baptist Church in Old Hickory for several years. Tetaw was a simple lady and was as loving as they come. Her hobbies were reading books and working on crossword puzzles.

Fay’s family was the most important thing to her. Her role as a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother was something she deeply cherished. Traveling with her sister created some of the fondest memories for her. Tetaw will be remembered for her love for George Straight, Walker Texas Ranger, and The Golden Girls. Her giving soul will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial contributions be made in Fay’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association:

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818,


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