TYPE OF FUND: Unrestricted DATE ESTABLISHED: 2005
PURPOSE: General charitable needs
DISTRIBUTION: Recommendation by the Grants Committee and approval by the full Board of Directors of TCF.
VARIANCE POWER: If, in the judgment of the TCF Board of Directors, the restrictions and conditions of the fund become unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community, the TCF Board of Directors maintains the right to modify the terms of this fund.
FUNDING: Initiated September 15, 2005 by Dr. Franklin Dale Martin, son of the late H. Dailey and Belva Shaffer Martin for whom the fund is named.
BACKGROUND: Howard Dailey and Belva Shaffer Martin were lifelong residents of Tucker County.
Dailey, a son of the late Asbury and Sarah V. Firtzwater Martin, was born Oct. 6, 1905. He attended schools in Tucker County and worked at Dorman Woolen Mills and as maintenance supervisor for the Tucker County Board of Education. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge and of St. John’s United Methodist Church. Mr. Martin died Feb. 2, 1989.
Belva, a daughter of the late Bedford A. and Dora A. Moore Shaffer, was born on Pifer Mountain, Jan. 7, 1913. She attended the Murphy School at Texas Mountain, and worked at Dorman Woolen Mills from 1928 until its closing. She later worked at the former Lambert Store in Parsons. She was a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church and the church choir. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge No. 95, and a member of the Tucker county Senior Center and its choral group, the Goldenaires.
Mr. and Mrs. Dailey were married in Oakland, Md., July 6, 1929. They had 2 children, Dr. Franklin Dale Martin and Nola Martin DeVilder.
Dr. Martin and his wife, the former Miriam Holmes, are residents of Frankfort, KY. They have a daughter, Elizabeth Martin Granger who, like her father, is an optometrist. She and her husband, Dan, are the parents of two children, Alexander and Kathryn Melissa.
Nola Martin DeVilder lives in Parsons. Her husband, the late William f. DeVilder, had retired as a meat cutter and owned a landscape nursery in Parsons. Their son, Michael DeVilder, is married to the former Sheila Whetzel. They have three children, Jacob DeVilder and Marcy and Daniel Williams.