Reba Spivey Mathews

Tue, 06/12/2007 - 11:01am
By: The Citizen

Reba Spivey Mathews, 89, Fayetteville, died June 4, 2007. She was born Sept. 14, 1917 in Coffee County and had lived in Fayetteville since 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Mathews, and a son, Kenneth Mathews, formerly of Cochran. She had been a nurse's aid in the Aiken County Hospital, South Carolina, before moving to New York in 1958. She continued at that capacity at the Forest Hills Hospital in Queens, N.Y. She was graduated from Queens Beauty Institute, Inc. School of Cosmetology with honors in 1963 and the Academy of Beauty in Atlanta in 1967. She worked as a beautician until her retirement. Services were at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Bob Martin and the Rev. Mark Westmoreland officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. Survivors include a son, Nathan and Kaydee Young Mathews, Fayetteville; a grandson, Jon and Holly Mathews, Newnan; a granddaughter, Sharon and Ken White, Madras, Ore.; and her son's widow, Eleanor Mathews and Bennie Batchelor, Cochran, Ga. Memorial donations may be made to the Word of Grace Tabernacle, 450 Racetrack Rd., McDonough, GA 30252, or the Discipleship Class, Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, GA 30214. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

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