The  Shelbyville  News
June 22, 2001
Martha Hunton, 86, of Canaan, mother of a Shelbyville man, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001.
Born Sept. 6, 1914, in Jefferson County, d/o  Albert  and  Sarah Alice (Herring) Giesler.
Married  Basil Thornton; he preceded her in death.
Married  David L. Hunton  on Dec. 18, 1947, and he survives.
Other survivors:  three daughters,  Mrs. Frank (Vesta) Halcomb  of Frankfort, Ohio,  Mrs. Steve (Mary Alice) Foley  of Madison and  Mrs. Gary (Rinda) Lattire  of Canaan;  two sons,  David Lloyd Hunton Jr. of Shelbyville and  Donald Lee Hunton  of Indianapolis; two daughters-in-law, Sarah Hunton  of Shelbyville and  Maureen Hunton  of Indianapolis; two sisters, Marjorie Sexton  of Charlestown and  Grace Whitham  of Versailles; two brothers, Florene Eugene Giesler  and  Horace Raymond Giesler, both of Brooksburg; 14 grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one son, Wayne Thornton, one sister, Mary Jarvis  and four brothers, John Giesler,  George Giesler,  Louis Giesler  and  James Giesler.
Lifelong resident of Shelby Township in Jefferson County.
Homemaker and a 78-year member of Brushy Fork Baptist Church.
Brushy Fork Baptist Church, on Highway 252 in Jefferson County, with the Rev. Ronnie Lee officiating.
Burial:  Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison.
Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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