LEPANTO - Maerine Tippitt Martin, 46, was born February 1, 1972 in Newport, Ark. to Perry and Evenlyn Stephens Whitehead. She was a factory worker and of the Baptist faith. Maerine passed away March 10, 2018 at her home in Lepanto. She is survived by her companion, Carl Martin of Lepanto; one stepson, Ken Martin of Brookland, Ark; one brother, Lynn Carmen of Miss.; four sisters, Catherine Renfro, Deborah Burk and Wilma Payne of Trumann and Etta Long of Harrisburg, and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Charles White, Bill Stone and James Tefteller. Funeral services were held March 14 at Caraway Baptist Church in Caraway, Ark. Burial followed at Caraway Cemetery in Caraway with Bro. Rick Stevens officiating under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home in Tyronza.