On Wednesday evening, July 8 , 2020, Henry Lynn Matthews, 76, resident of the Myrtle Community, departed this life at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis following a brief illness.
Services honoring the life of Mr. Matthews will be at 2 PM Friday, July 17 in The Memory Chapel of New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care located at the intersection of Hwy 30 and W. Bankhead. Burial will follow in Martin Cemetery near New Albany.
Mr. Matthews was born February 17, 1944 in Carroll, MS, the son of the late Edward and Katie Barbara Matthews. He received his education in the Union County Public School System, served his country in the United States Navy and was employed in security for much of his life.
A Christian, MR. Matthews was active in the local American Legion Chapter 72 and also in the Veterans of Foreign Wars in the area. He will be greatly missed by his large family and many friends.
Visitation will be from 1 PM to 2 PM Friday, July, 17 at New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care.
Survivors include two children, Patricia Morgan (Timothy) of Windham, NH and Michael "Matt" Matthews (Roxanne B.) of Yalaha, FL, two brothers, Wallace Matthews of Ecru and Ricky Matthews of New Albany, two sisters, Pauline Hitchcock of Algoma and Barbara White of Millington, TN, nineteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and the mother of his children, Sallyanne B. Gillon.
He was also preceded in death by a son, John Albert Matthews, two sisters, Betty Brandon and Vicky Christ and two brothers, Jimmy and Edward Matthews.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Mississippi State Veterans Home. 120 Veternas Dr., Oxford, MS 38655.
The American flag at New Albany Funeral & Cremation Cae honors Mr. Matthews and all veterans for their service to our country...GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
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