Saturday, April 14, 2007
Mr. Jeff Mathews, age 41, of Chapel Hill, Tenn. died Saturday, April 14, 2007. Jeff was a native of Williamson County and attended Spring Hill High School. He was employed with American Roller Company of Franklin, Tenn. and was a avid musician and entertainer. Jeff was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill where he served as the youth minister and a deacon. He was preceded in death by his grandmother and grandfather, Lucille and Mack Mathews, grandfather Casper Pruitt and great grandfather, Hardin Peach.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Sylvia Mathews and son, Levi James Mathews, both of Chapel Hill, Tenn.; mother and step-father, Barbara Ann and Freeman Cowherd, Spring Hill, Tenn.; father, Ben Mathews, Spring Hill, Tenn.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice and Randy Schmidt, Spring Hill, Tenn., Amanda and Brian Baker, Chapel Hill, Tenn.; two brothers, Casper Mathews, Spring Hill, Tenn. and Benji Mathews, Fla.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Carol and James Helton and Celia and Ron Anderson, own and operate Chapel Hill Florist, both of Chapel Hill, Tenn.; nieces and nephews, Jon Cheek, Kristin Cheek, Jeni Hughes, Gage Mathews, Cassie Mathews, Taylor Schmidt, Cody Schmidt, Abi Cowherd, Allie Baker and Charlie Baker.
Visitation began at 4 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2007 at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Wilson, Rev. Larry Chatman and Rev. Tim McGehee officiating. Burial followed in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.
Deacons of Smyrna Baptist Church served as active pallbearers. Present and past members of Smyrna Baptist Church Youth Group served as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jeff Mathews Memorial Fund for Levi Mathews at any First Farmers and Merchants Bank location or First State Bank, Chapel Hill, Tenn.
Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, Tenn. (www.lawrencefuneral.net) in charge of arrangements.
The Marshall County Tribune, Friday, April 20, 2007