Paul Warren Martin Jr. MARION On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Paul Warren Martin Jr., 42, of Marion, lost his battle with cystic fibrosis. Mr. Martin passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in McDowell County, Nov. 20, 1971, he was the son of the late Paul and Martha Davis Martin. A very devoted husband, father and brother, Paul would always put his family first and foremost and they were the most important thing in his life. He enjoyed the outdoors and was known to be an excellent marksman. Paul lived his life to the fullest and will be missed by all that knew him. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Sherry Martin Tallent; and two special nephews, Matthew and Michael Long. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Nikki Martin; one daughter, Mariah Martin, who was the sunshine of his life; three sisters, Linda Randolph and husband, Ken, Brenda Stafford and husband, Tommy and Sharon Long and husband, Eddie. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. In keeping with Paul's wishes, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alicia Martin Family c/o State Employees Credit Union, P.O. Box 8, Marion, NC 28752. Westmoreland Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. An online register is available at www. westmorelandfuneral home.com.