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Martha Edith Counts, 88, of Prosperity died Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Generations in Chapin.

Born on January 17, 1930 in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Horace Enos Counts, Sr. and Mable McWaters Counts. Martha was a 1951 graduate of Newberry College and earned a Medical Technology degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She retired as the Director of Laboratory at Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah. An active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Prosperity helping in any way she could, she was a former member of Faith Lutheran Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Savannah, GA. She served as the church crucifer for many years. Martha was a member of the order of the Eastern Star. An avid woodcarver and artist, Martha also had an incredible love for children and for animals. Asked how she wanted to be remembered she responded that she wished to be known for her kindness, helpfulness, and honesty.

She is survived by a sister, Betty Counts Alexander of Homestead, FL; 2 nieces, Jan Allen of Canton, GA and Kay Luckey of Custer Park, IL; Godchildren, Raymond Edward Luckey and Charles Fredrick (Cindy) Hart and son Freddy; dear friends who knew her as “BaBa” Hansel (Leigh) Hart and daughters, Christine and Kathryn. She was predeceased by a brother, Horace Enos Counts, Jr.; a sister, Christine Ohlhues; and a dear lifelong friend, Polly Hart.

The family would like to thank the Staff of Generations and Heartstrings Hospice for their care.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church by the Rev. Michael Price. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. A private burial will take place in Prosperity Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 188, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to Homeward Bound Pet Rescue, PO Box 4335, Irmo, SC 29063.

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#8 Drucie Connelly Eadd 2018-08-12 09:47
None of you know me, but I will always remember the kindness Martha showed when she met the school bus from O"neall School on the first day the school for us that Sept. after we consolidated with PHS. I was in the 8th grade. On her on she came out to the bus, and welcomed all us new people. I, for one, certainly appreciated this. Drucie Connelly Eaddy, Greenwood, SC
#7 Pamela Martin 2018-08-12 07:50
My deepest condolences to the family. Martha was so loved by many and will be remembered for having a kind and generous heart as well as a compassion for animals. I have missed and loved cousin Martha for many years. She is happily in heaven with our Lord alongside Tucker and the other great animals. Until we meet again.
#6 Debbie Shealy 2018-08-11 13:06
What a wonderful woman whom I was blessed to cross paths with. So friendly and loving of all creatures, intelligent and witty. She carved the most amazing wood carvings I have ever seen. She loved her mother, family church and was so good to her town. She has already been missed by many. Prayers to her family.
#5 Jon M. Lowe 2018-08-11 07:05
My parents lived across the street from Miss Mable and Miss Martha when she retired back to Prosperity. As others have said she was a great lady as well as a loving neighbor who will long be remembered. My prayers to her family.

Jon M. Lowe
#4 Jenny Braswell 2018-08-10 18:13
Ms. Martha was surely an angel here on earth, always willing to help others and with a beautiful smile on her face. I know that she cared for and fed countless number of animals. Jesus truly lived in her heart. I will miss her! Jenny and Jimmy Braswell
#3 Lana Bannister 2018-08-10 11:48
Miss Martha was so such a sweet lady. When we would be taking a walk, we would stop and chat with her awhile when she would be outside. She was such a pleasure to visit with. May God's peace be with you all. Lana and Wayne Bannister
#2 Wendy Riley 2018-08-10 07:10
We were so sorry to learn of Miss Martha's passing and our deepest sympathy and prayers are with her family. She will always be remembered not just her kindness, helpfulness and honesty but also for the love she had for everyone she knew. She will be greatly missed.

Wendy and Michael Riley
#1 Lynn Wessinger 2018-08-10 06:20
I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Martha. She was a lovely, sweet lady who was admired and loved by so many, including me. She always had a smile on her lips and a word of encouragement on her tongue. My heart goes out to her family, but I know she is at peace with her Lord. In Christian love, Lynn Wessinger