Franklin Deleon Matthews,
84, the beloved husband of Toni Marsh Matthews, went home to be with the
Lord, Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Carolinas Hospital System.
Mr. Matthews was born
the son of John Calhoun Matthews and Bertie Irene Stone Matthews on March
10, 1934 in Hemingway. He was a former employee with Wellman
Industries and a construction worker with several companies. He attended
Grace Temple Revival Center and Bloomingvale Pentecostal Holiness Church.
He was an avid fisherman and his greatest enjoyment was spending time with
his family and grandchildren.
Franklin and Toni
were married on September 10, 1973 and celebrated 45 years together.
Their home was blessed with: three children, Angela (James) Stone,
Leslie L. (Clint Driggers) Matthews, Ronald F. (Tracy) Matthews; and three
grandsons, Steven, Garrett, and Cooper. He also leaves behind a large
number of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased
by: his parents; and his six siblings, Carl Matthews, James Matthews,
Walter Matthews, Carlisle Matthews, Billy Matthews, and Victoria Player.
A Home Going Celebration
will be 2PM, Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Poplar Hill Baptist Church.
Interment directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home will
follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be
6-8PM, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in the church sanctuary.