Opal Faye Matthews - Columbus, Miss.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Faye Matthews, 88, a lifelong resident of northeast Arkansas, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at Homeplace Assisted Living Facility of Columbus, Miss. Mrs. Matthews was born Sept. 3, 1917, in the Hancock Community to the late William Lee Brooks and the late Letha Calvert Brooks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Marshall Matthews, her husband of 58 years, as well as three brothers, Carl, Ardell and Adolph Brooks and her twin sister, Mae Davenport.

She was a member of Fisher Street-Highland Drive Baptist Church and ASU Faculty Wives Club.

Survivors include her children, Franklin and Jo Ann Matthews of McAlpin, Fla.; Woody and Junie Matthews of Columbus, Miss.; and Sue and Joe Moore of Georgetown, Texas; a sister, Pearl Williams of Lake City; a brother, Bearl Brooks of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Franklin Matthews, Lee Ann Mayhall, Frederick Matthews, Marcy Moore Johnson, Dwight Moore, Deena Matthews McIntyre, Libby Matthews, and Andrew Matthews; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette at 2 p.m. Thursday. A service was held at 3 p.m. at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service and interment was held at Hope Cemetery in Imboden at 11 a.m. Friday.

The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Heart to Heart Hospice, 122 North Jackson Street, Starkville, Miss. 39759; Homeplace of Columbus, 2082 Yorkville Road., Columbus, Miss. 39702; or the charity of choice.