Martha A. Earnest passed away peacefully on Friday, April 4th at NHC Bluffton, SC where she had resided since May 2013. She was 105 years old. She was born February 14th, 1909 in Pittsburgh, PA, to the late George and Roxcie Amelia Hanna Crytzer. She was also the widow of the late Charles Edward Earnest, a chemist with Carnegie Mellon Institute and engineer with HK Ferguson in Cleveland, OH. They had one child, a daughter, Judith Anne (Geissinger), who died in February 2011. Mrs. Earnest lived in Pittsburgh until 1965. She and her husband then moved to Cleveland. After her husband, "Chuck", passed away in 1974, Martha lived independently in Cleveland until shortly after her 100th birthday despite her being declared legally blind in her later years. She then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to live with her daughter Judy. After a brief residency in Charlotte, Martha made her way to Beaufort, SC to live with her granddaughter, Sydney Lubkin and her family. She became well known as "Smart Mart" to many that were fortunate enough to meet her in Beaufort. Always a "fashionista", Martha was a homemaker and also worked for Horne's Department Store in Pittsburgh. She was well known for her style and grace. She was an amazing woman full of wit and charm and experienced many events in her lifetime. One of the biggest of her time was when electricity became available in her neighborhood. Her favorite era was the days of jazz music, flapper dresses, and speakeasies. After women earned the right to vote, Martha made sure she never missed an election. She was the Valedictorian of her high school class and always an avid reader. Even after being unable to read books, she would spend hours listening to audio books; her favorites being romances, political suspense/thrillers and anything written by southern authors Pat Conroy and Nicholas Sparks. She also spent many hours sewing beautiful heirloom linens for friends and family as she was very talented at embroidery and stitching before her eyesight failed. As many knew, Martha was a huge NFL fan. She loved her Cleveland Browns despite their sorry seasons in the past. On occasion she would pull for Pittsburgh but then followed her Carolina Panthers and Coach John Fox when moving to the South. She was even spotted at a Panthers game at the age of 90! Martha lived a long and full life and remained aware of the world's current affairs even until days before her death. In addition to being preceded in death by her only child, Mrs. Earnest was preceded in death by her older brother Howard Crytzer and her younger sister Marion "Pete" Wesling, her nephews; Jack Crytzer and Jimmy Wesling, and her niece Pat Wesling Robinson among many other family members and special friends. She is survived by her granddaughter Sydney Lubkin (John), of Beaufort, SC, grandson Chris Geissinger (Tina Harte) of Santa Fe, NM, three great-grandchildren; Grace and Jack Lubkin and Angelina Geissinger, a nephew, Dick Crytzer of Prescott Valley, AZ, a niece, Joyce Walker (Bill) of Cleveland, OH, cousins Charlene Scalzott of Clifton, VA and Charles Hanna of Cheswick, PA, and her very special ex-son in law, Dr. William T. Geissinger (Luann) of Charlotte, NC. The Lubkin Family would like to extend special thanks to Mrs. Maryjo Demko for her friendship with Martha until her very last breath, Emma Jinks and all the staff at NHC, Ginger Barr and all the staff at Hospice Care of South Carolina, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Dr. Perry Burrus, Dr. Rich Stewart, Dr. Carl Derrick, Dr. Clark Trask and staff, Dr. Stephen Durham and staff, Angie Sanguinette at Amedysis Home Health, Beaufort Pediatrics, Mrs. Tracy Greco, and special friend, Phoebe Droege of Charlotte, NC . In lieu of flowers Mrs. Earnest requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort, SC P.O. Box 1226, Beaufort, SC 29901. A memorial and celebration of Martha's life will be held Sunday, April 13th at 4pm at the Cat Island Clubhouse, 8 Waveland Avenue, Lady's Island, SC.