Martha Grubbs
In Memory of
Martha Sue
Grubbs (Hayes)
1949 - 2019
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Obituary for Martha Sue Grubbs (Hayes)

Martha Sue  Grubbs (Hayes)
Martha Sue Tester Grubbs, age 70, Erwin, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Piney Flats and lived most of her life in Boones Creek before moving to Erwin in 2011. Martha is a daughter of the late Oscar Guy Hayes and Anna Kate Surcey Hayes.

She was a homemaker. Martha was of the Christian Faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Michelle Ann Tester-Knight and one brother, Oscar Hayes, II.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of four years, Gregory Paul Grubbs, Erwin; one granddaughter, Kendra Knight, Johnson City; three sisters: Patty Kiser, Wanda McQuillen and Tammy Yarber, all of Alaska; two sisters-in-law: Phyllis Harrell and Lynda Phillips, both of Erwin; special friend and father of her daughter, Bruce Tester; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 PM on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Southside Freewill Baptist Church.
Reverend Kevin Laws and Chaplain Chuck Shipley will officiate at the 7:00 PM Memorial Service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to help defer funeral expense to: Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, TN 37650.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Tester-Grubbs family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Tester-Grubbs family. (423) 743-1380.