Graveside services for Virginia Owens Matthews will be held Monday, May 3, 2010 at 2:00PM at Church of the Ascension Cemetery, Hagood, SC. The Reverend Shelia Rogers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the parish hall of the Church of the Ascension. Memorials may be made to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mrs. Matthews, age 96, widow of Hugh Perry Matthews, of Spartanburg, formerly of Camden, died Saturday, May 1, 2010. Born in Sumter she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Andrena Butler Owens. She was a Register Nurse, a volunteer nurse for the Red Cross and was a member of a number of bridge clubs. Mrs. Matthews was a member of Lyttleton St. United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Matthews is survived by 2 daughters, Charlene M. Linder of Spartanburg and Mary Hugh Hall of Douglasville, Ga.; a sister, Mary Abbott of Thomasville, NC; 3 grandchildren, Jimmy Hall of Douglasville, Ga, Jennifer Linder Lunsford, of Clarksville, TN and Mary Margaret Linder of Spartanburg; 3 great-grandchildren, Gracy, Zach and Andriana Lunsford.
She was predeceased by 2 sisters, Andrena Hanna and Leilah Lenoir; and a brother, Charles E. Owens, Jr.