Martha Ann Hillyer Sharpe
Martha Ann Hillyer Sharpe died peacefully at her home in Opelika on July 20, 2019. She was born February 9, 1937 in Birmingham, AL to the late Flossie Mae and Robert Orr Foster.
Martha graduated from Opelika’s Clift High School in 1955 and married her high school sweetheart, Phillip Hillyer and they were married 37 years until his death in 1992. Phillip and Martha ran Hillyer’s Grocery Store.
Martha is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Foster of Opelika and her sister, Tommie Lowe of San Bernadino, California.
In 1997, Martha married her long-time friend, Doug Sharpe.
She is survived by her husband, Doug Sharpe, her daughter, Lisa Hillyer Worthington of Opelika her sister, Maggi Ewing of Atlanta, Georgia, her step-son Wade(Valerie) Sharpe and their daughters, Savannah, Breelyn and Vayda of Opelika.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Kindred Hospice as well as Dr. Hiren Patel and special caregiver, Ann Poythress.
A graveside service was held at Garden Hills Cemetery, Opelika, Alabama on July 23, 2019 at 11 a.m.