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Rachel LeNell Mathews

December 9, 1932 ~ August 18, 2012 (age 79)
Rachel LeNell Mathews, age 79, a resident of Kingston passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 9, 1932 in Coal Valley, Alabama. Rachel was a member of Central Baptist Church in Kingston where she had taught Sunday school and was a member of WMU. She was a very dedicated Christian and very strong in her faith. Rachel had worked as a Vista Coordinator at Kingston Elementary School and enjoyed that time of her life very much. She was an avid gardener and treasured each moment spent with her family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, William Franklin & Lovie Gordon Lawrence; sister, Lois Lawrence & brother, Eugene Lawrence. SURVIVORS Loving Husband of 58 years James T. Mathews, Jr. of Kingston Children Rebecca Lovie Spurgin & husband, Johnny of Flat Rock, AL Leticia Mae Durham & husband, Timmy of Waverly James Thomas Mathews, III & wife, Marsha of Kingston Grandchildren Justin Spurgin & wife, Diana of Bealsville, OH Rachel Blevins & husband, Patrick of Flat Rock, AL Lindsey Durhan of Waverly Chad Durham of Waverly Thomas Mathews, IV of Kingston Taylor Mathews of Kingston Brother William Gordon Lawrence of Stevenson, AL Sister Louise Luntsford & husband, Ronnie of Soddy-Daisy Sisters-in-law Betty Harvey, Edith Bullinton, both of McEwen Lois Carson & husband, Kit of McEwen Brother-in-law Buddy Mathews & wife, Pat of Waverly Several nieces, nephews and a host of very special friends The family will receive friends 4:00 - 7:00 pm, Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Central Baptist Church in Kingston with funeral service to follow at 7:00 pm, with Pastor Brent Forsythe, Bro. Justin Spurgin & Bro. Lane Parkison officiating. Mrs. Mathews will travel Monday to Waverly, Tennessee for visitation 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, at First Baptist Church. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm in the church sanctuary. Interment will be held 10:00 am, Tuesday in the Mathews Cemetery in Waverly, TN. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lottie Moon or Annie Armstrong Offering. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all arrangements.
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