Martha “Marty” Emily White Derryberry

Martha “Marty” Emily White Derryberry, 83 of Rising Fawn passed away on November 9, 2021 in the comfort of her home. She has lived on Lookout Mountain for most of her adult life, and she is a member at Lookout Mountain Seventh Day Adventist Church. She drove a school bus for Walker County School System for 29 years, and created birthday and wedding cakes for years.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and husband John “J.R.” Derryberry.

Martha is survived by her children Connie (Stacy) Stephens, Larry (Wendy) Derryberrry, Todd (Dana) Derryberry; grandchildren Justin (Erica) Derryberry, Zachary (Ashlee) Green, Brittany Webb, Carly Stephens, Cara (Jake) Case; great-grandchidlren Caden, Emmalie, Gracie, Leigha, Grey, and Hannah. Also surviving is her sister Barbara Jones.

A graveside service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Hwy 157, Lookout Mountain on Thursday November 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m with Cecil Gravitt officiating.

Condolences may be left at  Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

Service Location: Mount Pleasant Cemetery Highway 157 Lookout Mountain


  • Ann Aiken Posted November 11, 2021 11:21 AM

    Mrs. Derryberry made the most delicious and yummy Christmas cookies for my family for many years. It was a pleasure to be a part of her cooking talents. We will never forget her.

  • Kelly Westermeyer Posted November 19, 2021 7:42 PM

    She will be missed!! From school bus days; Halloween was always something at her house; but those cakes! She could do anything on a cake!!! Love and thoughts to her family!! Till we meet again! Kelly Miller Westermeyer

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