Martin Clark Avery

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November 8, 1938 ~ April 25, 2022

Born in: Covington, Georgia
Resided in: Stone Mountain, Georgia

Martin C. Avery born 11/8/1938 in Covington Georgia went to his heavenly reward 4/25/2022.

He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 49 years, Millie.

Martin never met a stranger. People gravitated to him because he was kind, caring and generous.

He was a true southern gentleman in every sense of the word, thoughtful, attentive and respectful. Throughout his life Martin and Millie financially supported family, friends and colleagues who fell on hard times. They often bought meals for veterans, police and the elderly with whom they came in contact at restaurants they frequented.

Martin began his business career with First National Bank in 1956 and worked his way into management before venturing out as a banking consultant, which culminated in the formation of Financial Management Solutions, Inc. of which he was a founding principal. Martin retired in 2009 and four years later sold his interest when the company was acquired by a large consulting firm. He continued to be the chairman of a group of retired bankers until covid caused their meetings to be postponed.

Everyone wanted to be Martin’s friend. His sense of humor and excitement for living made you glad to be around him. He will be greatly missed.

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Memories Timeline


  1. Martin and I have been friends for over 50 years and it was always an honor to call him friend. He was friendly and encouraging to all he met. Martin sent me a stained glass plaque which said, “Friends are the sunshine of life”. I hung it on my screened porch and each morning as the sun comes up it lights up the slogan as the sun shins through and I always think of my thoughtful friend.

  2. It was such a pleasure knowing Martin for the last 15 years… ’til we meet again, Rest in Peace my friend.

  3. It has been my Honor to know and appreciate Martin and his and Millie’s generosity!
    We met through poker charity events, and like anyone who met him immediately liked him and became friends. His humor, caring of others and willing to give and support so many other peoples needs are traits that we all should embrace and remember him for. I will forever hold him in my heart as a true friend, competitive card player and most giving person. I am so glad I got to put my arms around him just days ago at the last event and tell him how much I care for him. Martin, I Love you and all that you are and have been to this world!

  4. He was always there when I needed him. Many could say this I am sure. I learned only good things from him. Always ended with I love you Dude when we parted.
    I will miss him.

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