Martha Ann Slaughter Furbee, 72, of Fairmont, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at the Stonerise Nursing Home in Morgantown. She was born September 19, 1950 in Fairmont, WV, a daughter of the late Junior and Ruby Rife Slaughter.
Martha was a member of the Benton’s Ferry United Methodist Church and was a graduate of East Fairmont High School. She owned and operated her own ceramic shop for nearly 25 years in the Atrium Mall, she later served in the telemarketing industry, and then as an office manager with Slamick’s Gym, Spadafore’s Gym and Imaging Systems Specialists.
Martha was very social and never met a stranger. She could find a connection with anyone she met. As a result, in her life, Martha had an extended network of special friends and family. She cherished them all. She enjoyed watching WVU sports, keeping up with her friends, and found joy in crafting, painting, and ceramics. Martha was a very giving person and loved spending time with her family. She was a loving “Grammy” to her two grandsons, they were her pride and joy.
Martha is survived by her son Gary George Furbee, II and his wife Denise Furbee of Morgantown, her grandsons, Tyler and Alex Furbee; her sisters, Carolyn Ledsome and Beverly Thomas (Billy Harsanyi); her niece and nephews: Brian (Stephanie) Ledsome of Fairmont, Jessica Thomas (Michael Ryan) of Fairmont, Jeremy Slaughter of Las Vegas, Nevada and his mother, Vicki Slaughter Heston of Fairmont, Aaron Potoczny (Nicole) of Fairmont, and Justin Potoczney (Jennifer) of Fairmont and their mother Sharlene Slaughter Osburn of Fairmont; as well as her great- nieces and great-nephews: Kandace and Kyle Ledsome, Elizabeth, Emily, Eli, and Eddison Ryan, and Austin and Anna Potoczny. Martha is also survived by her former husband and the father of her son, Gary G. Furbee (Cathy) of Morgantown, and her many in-laws within the Furbee and Bartlett families.
In addition her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her brother John Slaughter.
The family would like to extend their appreciation for the care and concern expressed towards Martha from both the Harmony at Morgantown and Stonerise in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mountaineer Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1831 Speedway Avenue, Fairmont, WV 26554.
The family has entrusted the arrangements to Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street Fairmont. Friends and family are invited to visit on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 2PM until 8PM, and on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 10AM until 11AM. The funeral will be held in the funeral home Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 11AM Reverend Jim Zinn officiating. Interment will follow at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Fairmont. Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.