Martha Davidson Irvin

Published 7:50 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Martha Davidson Irvin


Martha Davidson Irvin, 98, of Stanford, Ky., passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at home.

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Born January 19, 1920, in London, Ky., to the late Green Estill “G.E.” Davidson and Maggie Gilbert Davidson, she was the widow of T.D. Irvin. She was a registered nurse and was instrumental in beginning and establishing the Old Stanford Hospital on Main Street with Dr. Frisby and Dr. Wright in the late 1940’s and later retired in 1982 after a long devoted career to helping and serving the Stanford and surrounding Lincoln County communities. She was a member of Stanford Christian Church and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include one son, David Irvin (Jo) of Wilmore, Ky.; one grandson, Sammy Grimes (Kim); three great-grandchildren, Matthew Grimes (Kendra), Hannah Cain (Brent), and Sarah B. Grimes; two great great-grandchildren, Judson Cain and Harper Ann Grimes; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Rollie Lee Davidson and Joe B. Davidson.

Visitation will be on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford.

Funeral will be on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford with Dr. Jim Baughman officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.

Pallbearers are Mike Fitzpatrick, Steve Kelly, Judge Jimbo Adams, Sammy Grimes, Matthew Grimes, and Dwayne Naylor.