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Samuel Martin III

Visitation services for 53-year old Samuel James Martin III will be Monday, May 18, 2020 from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM at the Little Family Cemetery on Little Flat near Oglala, SD.

Graveside services follow at 2:30 PM with Sister Barb Bogenschutz officiating.

Samuel James Martin III was born on December 3, 1966 to Samuel J. Martin, Jr. and LaVonne E. Little. Samuel III made his journey to the Spirit World on May 11, 2020 in Edgemont, SD.

Samuel III is survived by his special friend, Kevin Melvin; hunka daughters, Jacinda Long Visitor and Gabby Long Visitor; hunka son, Geoffrey Black Feather; sisters, Judy (Don) Martin-Hillman, Jolene (Pat) Two Bulls, Patty Gore, Gloria (Ben) Scabby Face, Katrina Young, Jenny Martin, and Sherrie Martin; brothers, Robert “Chop” Martin, Nathan “Bear” Martin, and Shawn Little; step siblings, Reno Red Cloud, Charlotte Red Cloud, and Marilyn Red Cloud; uncles, Ernie (Elizabeth) Little, Mike Little, Paul Little, Mike Tyon, Dave Martin, Manual Martin, and Tony (Sharon) Martin; and aunts, Mary Martin, Helena Little, Carmel Vegas, and Lema Martin.

Samuel III was preceded in death by his parents, LaVonne E. Little and Samuel Martin, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Emiy Nelson and Sam Martin, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Wallace Little, Sr. and Mildred Cuny Little; brother, Ron Martin; and sister, Suzy Martin.

Pallbearers will be Dale Martin, Issiah Martin, Logan Scabby Face, Daniel Running Eagle, Brandon Shangreaux, Geoffrey Black Feather, Spring Martin, and Darrel Martin, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Salway, Raymond Martin, Art Zimiga, Jerome Scabby Face, Noah Scabby Face, Ernie & Georgette Running Eagle & Family, Wallace Running Eagle, Bo & Misty Davis, Josh Little, Jason Little, Joshua Martin, Mona Red Shirt, Carmel Red Shirt, Ambrose & Essence Belt & Family, Theresa Merdanian & Family, Gerald Red Shirt, Elizabeth Martin Lopez & Family, Andrea & Carmen Rodriguez, Nita Red Shirt, Vince, Duane, Bobby, & Lisa Martin, Frances Martin, Kim Martin, Sis Black Elk, Troy Little & Family, Carmen & Calvin Martin, Les & Charles Oldson, Jake & Deb Little & Family, Clyde Little, Sunny & Gavin Beckwith & Family, Raine Little & Family, Monica & Ken Bordeaux & Family, Charlie Little & Family, Charlie Little, Norma Rendon & Family, Lance Benson, Bob Benson & Family, Chris Benson & Family, Dawn Little Sky & Family, Mary Little Sky & Family, Wayne Witt, Jo Hernandez & Family, Karen Hillman & Family, Zeno Little & Family, Eddy, Pat, & Roddy Little, Don Little, Jr., Melissa Blacksmith, Liz Morrison, Arnell & Ernie Abold, Kim Pile, Emily Two Elk & Kids, Sam O’Rourke & Family, Lenny, Theresa, & Phillip Davis, Marie Makes Him First, Wayne Weston, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD