Alvin Mathews, 68, died April 13, 2018.
A native of Athens, GA, he was a son of the late Walter R. and Ernestine Faust Mathews. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles E. Mathews and W. Howard Mathews and a sister, Dyanne Mathews Mize.
Mr. Mathews was a veteran of the United States Navy with honorable service during the Vietnam War. He was a lifelong member of Glade Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Glade Baptist Church with Revs. Derek Paul and David Burt officiating. Interment will follow in Mathews Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of thirty-eight years, Ellen Peeples Mathews; two children, Barry W. (Jennifer) Mathews of Comer and Tara (Dustin) Wood of Lexington; sister, LynAnne Mathews of Lake Ann, Michigan; grandchildren, Colton and Bella Wood; a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, including Hunter and Chandler Mathews.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, West is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com