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Obituary

Mattie Mae Mathews

10/25/12

SNOW HILL — Mattie Mae Mathews, 91, of Fairfax, Va., died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Harrison Senior Living. Born in Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late James McCullough and Minnie Mae Ricketts. She is survived by three sons, Stephen Mathews and his spouse, Deborah, James Mathews and his spouse, Cheryl, and Michael Mathews and spouse, Susan; six grandchildren, Travis, Degan, Nina, Justin, Macarthur and Cooper; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, James McCullough and Andrew Hazelwood, as well as a sister, Eunice Ryan.

Mrs. Mathews was married a week and a half before Pearl Harbor. She rapidly became a war bride who supported the country during World War II and soon found herself traveling the world as an Army wife. Later in life, she loved RV traveling with her older sister. She was known as “Mom,” “Grandmom” and “Aunt Sis.” She was fiercely independent, was a constant storyteller, and loved to laugh. Most of all, she loved her family, her birds and her squirrels. 

A funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Snow Hill Christian Church in Snow Hill. Pastor Dale Jacobs officiated. Interment will be private at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the CRICKET Center of Worcester County, 9714 Healthway Drive, Berlin, Md. 21811.

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