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Obituary: Martha J. Haggard, Columbus

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Martha J. Haggard, 77, of 25th Street, died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2014, at Hickory Creek of Columbus.

Mrs. Haggard was formerly employed in the restaurant business.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Mark Scroghan officiating. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Cremation will take place following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Love Chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to the Haggard family at

Martha was born in Lewisburg, Tennessee, on July 15, 1936, the daughter of Doris Roberts and Sadie Keel. She married Buddy Haggard in 1953. He preceded her in death in 2000.

Survivors include her children, Margo Morris of Columbus, Dan Haggard of Columbus, Roger Haggard of Arizona, and Kathy (Wayne) Wright of Columbus; brothers, Robert (Ruby) Roberts and Tim Roberts, both of Columbus; a sister, Flossie Sanders of Elizabethtown; 14 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Doris Roberts; her mother, Sadie Keel Sanders; a brother, Claude Roberts; a sister, Frances Sanders; and a son, Buddy Haggard Jr.

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