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Danielle Nicole Martin

December 7, 1996 - June 10, 2023

Danielle Nicole Martin, 26, of Amherst, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2023. She was the wife of James Aaron Putz, II of Amherst.

Danielle was born December 7, 1996, in Lynchburg, a daughter of Rebecca Anders Martin of Virginia. After graduating from Brookville High School, Danielle earned her associate’s diploma in surgical technology from Miller-Motte. Danielle worked as a professional surgical technologist with the Lynchburg Outpatient Surgery Center. In addition to her husband and mother she is survived by a sister Stephanie Winston, extended family, and numerous friends.

A Celebration of Danielle’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2023, in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home Madison Heights with Chaplain Wayne Lanham officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family.  To send condolences, please visit

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So so sorry for your loss! You are all in prayers!

Posted by Jane Miller on June 19, 2023

You were such a joy to work with and we join with so many in grieving your loss. In lieu of flowers for your ceremony, we have made a donation to The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in your memory. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time.

Posted by The Physicians At Piedmont Eye Center on June 19, 2023

I know we weren’t really friends, but we were church family, every time I see an old friend has passed my heart drops. I miss all my old youth group friends, and wished I could have seen you again. The times at youth group with everyone was fun, with the OCC or the lock in or with youth explosion. You will be missed by many and the old friends at church. Me and my family will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Posted by Gage R. on June 16, 2023

Danielle, I first met you at outpatient surgery as a co worker.You were such an impressive surgical tech ,always willing to help in any way . My heart sank when I was made aware of your passing ,you were close to my daughters age and I always enjoyed talking with you . May you rest in eternal peace .

Posted by Beatrice Y Clifford on June 16, 2023

I remember when I first met immediately smiled at me and asked if I wanted to play with you. We played with your Barbies, and we colored, then played with bubbles outside as your mama, my mama, and I visited when you all lived in the basement of your aunt's house. I watched you grow up to not only be a kind, funny, and smart young woman, but also so full of love, of compassion, empathy, and wanting to help others. We may not have hung out or seen each other as often at times, but you and your mama both were on my mind a lot. It is heartbreaking to find out that you have been taken from all of us so early in life, and it is times like these that make it hard for us to keep faith that the Lord has His plans, and being born when you were...and now departing when you have, is all part of that. Sigh. I am thankful that I was able to know you, to love you, and to have memories of you that make me smile. You will be missed by so many, Danielle. <3

Posted by Brooke Tomlinson on June 16, 2023

Danielle, You were a shining star in our universe. We'll miss your light in our lives. We all love you daughter.

Posted by Kari on June 15, 2023

Celebrating great marching band moments with some amazing people!

Posted by Robert Kincaid on June 15, 2023

Danielle… I used to call my second daughter when I was your team leader at our past job. You inspired me with your positive energy always. I loved you then and love you forever.. your work ethic was prestige and your heart was Stellar ❤️ Thank you for the beautiful memories and laughter we shared …

Posted by Katie Sullivan on June 15, 2023

Even though we lost touch as we grew up, I enjoyed every bit of time together as teenagers. I looked forward to family get togethers because I knew you’d be there & we’d have tons of fun!! 💜 I am so sorry that your time on this earth was cut short. But it makes me happy to know that your life was filled with passion & love from so many people around you. You will be deeply missed. (A very old photo of us - from top to bottom: Alyssa, Danielle, me)

Posted by Alexandria Bowling on June 15, 2023

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