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Wendell Ray Mathews Sr., 62, of Calhoun, died Friday, September 27, 2019 at Advent Gordon Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born in Fairmount, GA on June 20, 1957, son of the late George Clifford Mathews and the late Larry and Inez Smith.. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jocelyn Mathews.
Wendell was retired from Mohawk Industries. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Wendell Ray and Mandi Mathews Jr., and Jonathan and Sonja Mathews; his daughters and sons-in-law, Chanel and Nick Hancock, and Elizabeth and Nathan Gay; his grandchildren, Austin and Mary Sue Cook, Tyler Cook, Emily Hancock, Hayden Mathews, Kaydence Mathews, Rhett Mathews, Lainee Hall, Will Hall, Dakota Mathews, and Gracie Gay; his great-grandchild, Cason Cook; his brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Donna Mathews; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Keith Gibson, Peggy and Roger Pitts, and Betty Wilson; and his girlfriend, Dawn Pickering.
Services to honor his life will be held Monday, September 30th at 6:00 PM from Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, with Rev. Keith Gibson officiating. Music will be arranged by the Pleasant Valley Praise Team. Interment will follow in Crane Eater Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 30th at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, from 4:00 PM until the service hour of 6:00 PM.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Anthony Captain, nurses on the PCU floor at Advent Gordon, Ben Griffin with Griffin Medical Supply, and the staff and nurses of Homestead Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, and the Animal Rescue League of Northwest Georgia.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Animal Rescue League of Northwest GA
1384 Self Lake Road SE, Fairmount GA 30139