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Celebrating the life of

Martha Graham Poole

March 04, 1937 - September 23, 2020

Martha Graham Poole

Martha Graham Poole, 83, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. 

The Tuscaloosa, AL native was born on March 4, 1937 to the late Robert and Sarah Graham. Martha graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in elementary education. After graduation, Martha taught school in Sylacauga, AL and later in Fort Benning, GA. In 1962, Martha traveled to Schweinfurt, Germany where she taught in the Army Dependent School System; she then moved to New Orleans, LA where she taught at Sam Barth Private School for Boys. While in New Orleans, Martha was reunited with her future husband, Captain Buddy J. Poole whom she had met in Germany. They were married in San Francisco on October 18, 1965, the day after he returned from Vietnam. A wedding reception was organized by their friends from Germany. Martha was a good Army wife who made her home at many Army bases including, Fort Benning, GA;  Lawrence KS, where her husband was an R.O.T.C. instructor at the University of Kansas; Fort Riley, KS; Pattaya Beach, Thailand; and Fort Stewart, GA where they settled and purchased a home in Savannah where they have lived since 1975. Martha was a former tour guide for the Historic Savannah Foundation and Kelly Tours, where she worked for many years. Martha was a member of Savannah Garden Club. 

In addition to her husband of 55 years, LTC Buddy J. Poole, Martha is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bradley and Marica Poole of Kingsland, GA. 

 

 

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- Marica, Kingsland, Georgia


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- bradley poole, Kingsland, GA


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My condolences will miss her

- Joanne S Jones, Savannah, Georgia


Buddy and Brad: My thoughts are with you both at this difficult time. Sending you my most sincere and deepest sympathy. I too have lost a dear, dear friend. RIP Martha

- Tootie (Black) Tortorici, Marion, SC


My Mom was the most caring Mom around she,was always there for me our family and our dog and cat she enjoyed going on the boat ,the Savannah Yacht Club in Savannah and to Daufuskie island,SC she was always helping out anyone in need of help she also taught at Savannah Christian school for SLD students I love you Mom Bradley

- bradley poole, Kingsland, GA


May God Continue to Guide you at this difficult time. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

- Nathalee (Cookie) Drayton, Rincon, Georgia


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We morn her loss and replay happy memories. Remember the lobster picnic on Ipswich beach? I hear you laughing, Martha.

- Richard and Dagmar Conti, Chicago , IL


Kathy and I both extend our deep and heart full sympathy to you and your family. God Bless.

- Paul and Kathy Golden, St Marys , Ga


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We had the pleasure of spending time with Martha and Buddy in Savannah a few years ago. Such wonderful people, and we enjoyed every minute. We've kept them both in our hearts since then. Martha will truly be missed. Our Love and Condolences to Buddy and the family.

- Leah & Julie Jee, FRANKLIN, WI


So sorry for your loss.

- Michael Campbell, Tricia Giles , Monticello , Georgia


So sorry for your loss.

- Michael Campbell, Tricia Giles , Monticello , Georgia


Dear Brad and LTC Poole, Airey and I are at a loss of words to express our sorrow for your loss of your Mother and Wife. We pray God's comfort will go with you during this journey. We offer you our thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes during this time in your life.

- Mike and Airey Nix, Arley, Alabama


I am so sorry to hear about your wife, Buddy.

- Edna Christiansen Lassman, Carl Junction , MO


Brad and Buddy. Our condolences to your family. She was an amazing lady who always thought of others. I will always remember her brining a tin of cookies when you guys came to visit and we would sit outside and chat. Your family will be our thoughts and prayers. Stay Strong.

- Ricky Patel, Kingsland, GA


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200