Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday May 21, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mable Gresham Mathis age 90. The Rev. Dr. Robert Powers will officiate. Interment will be in Georgia National Cemetery . The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Mathis was born in Columbia , South Carolina , to the late Harry McGinnis and Ethel Gresham McGinnis. She grew up in Atlanta from the age of 10 until 1986. She then moved to Monticello where she lived until 2011 before moving to Hall County , Georgia . She was a member of Lake Claire Baptist Church in Atlanta and Smithboro Baptist Church in Monticello , Georgia . She was a homemaker, a Sunday School teacher and was very active in church activities. She was a member of the Garden Club of Monticello. At Christmas time she was known as Mrs. Claus as her and her Husband played Santa Claus.
Survivors include her Husband Eugene Mathis, Gainesville , Son and Daughter-in-Law, Rev. Mac and Nellie Mathis, Memphis , TN , Daughter and Son-in-Law, Carlene and Tim Archer, Gainesville , Grandchildren, John and Ame Archer, Cat Archer, Kelly Archer, Mark Mathis and Karen Mathis, Great Granddaughter, Evie Archer.
Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Georgia Chapter, 1925 Century Boulevard N.E. Suite 10 , Atlanta , Georgia 30345-3315.
Online condolences may be made online at wardsfh.com. Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main Street S.W. Gainesville in charge of arrangements