From a special section of the Waldron News newspaper of 23 April 1981, consisting of interviews of Scott County citizens 80 Years of age and over. The interviews were done as part of a celebration of the Bank of Waldron's 80th anniversary.


A resident of Pinewood Nursing Home, Martha Fuller enjoys many activities such as correspondent for the Waldron News, member of the Residents Council and Communications Announcement Committee and a member of the Lutheran Church. Mrs. Fuller was busy in many types of social, civil and religious organizations before coming to Pinewood in 1970. She and her late husband, James G. Fuller, lived on a farm near Mena and operated the Mena Dairy. Born July 3, 1896 in Johnson County, Arkansas to Mr. and Mrs. William Waltman, Mrs. Fuller is now 84.

From a special edition of the Scott County Advertiser newspaper of 3 April 1991, entitled "A Salute to Scott County Citizens 90 Years and Over." The interviews were done as part of a celebration of the Bank of Waldron's 90th anniversary.


Martha (Waltman) Fuller was born July 3, 1896 to William And Mary (Schroeder) Waltman. Her parents were originally from Germany and settled in Johnson County, Arkansas in 1886. She had two brothers, William and Henry Waltman and a sister, Emma (Waltman) Daniels. The Waltman family moved to Mena in 1904, where Martha met and married her husband, the late James G. Fuller in 1920. The Fullers had no children. A hard worker, Martha assisted her parents in the operation of a dairy farm and worked as a private secretary for the former Kelly Stratton Co. of Mena. When first admitted to Pinewood Nursing Home, she roomed with her sister Emma. In 1984 she participated in the District 2 Nursing Home's Queen Pageant and was awarded the title "Ms. Pretty Hair." She is still very active in Nursing Home and community affairs, and is a member of the Lutheran Church.

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