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James Herbert Matthews

Obituary Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Herbert Matthews, age 67 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Mr. Matthews was born in Jackson County, Georgia, a son to the late Thomas and Estelle Sorrells Matthews. Mr. Matthews owned and operated Matthews Construction and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents, Mr. Matthews was preceded in death by his sisters, Edna Landrum, Elizabeth Gearing and brother, Tommy Matthews.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Joe Standridge of Jefferson; sisters, Louise Matthews, Diane Matthews, Martha Patrick, brother, Herbert Matthews, grandson, Jonathon Gary, great grandchildren, Savanna Hardy, Katelyn Gary, Kaileigh Gary and Kyle Gary.

The Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Graveside at the Jackson Memorial Park with Rev. Ray Finger officiating. Gentleman honored as pallbearers will be Hard Rock Jackson, Earnest Martin, Billy Watson, Greg Howington, Larry Landrum and Pumpkin (Dennis) Kesler. The visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 6-8pm at Evans Funeral Home.

Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.

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Funeral Date
12/15/2016 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Evans Funeral Home
(706) 367-5467
1350 Winder Hwy, Jefferson 30549