Eula Mae Lewelling Lawson Matthews 1906-2010, dau of James Ashley Lewelling

Billie Harris - May 25, 2012

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Eula Mae Lewelling Lawson Matthews

Eula Mae Lewelling Lawson Matthews, age 103, was born August 22, 1906, and passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2010.

She was the oldest member of New Era Baptist Church, having joined September 25, 1920. She was preceded in death by her parents James Ashley and Margaret Amelia Byrd Lewelling; husbands Ernest Parsick Lawson and Sam Isham Matthews; children Opal Lawson Balcome, Marjorie Belle Lawson Rose; grandchildren Tommy Darrell Rose, Ann Rose, Gail Lawson Miller and Beverly Kay McDermott; great-grandson Keegan Evan Hardin; brothers and wives Bert and Cleo Henderson Lewelling, Carl, Sr. and Lola B. Latham Lewelling, Pearl James and wives Gladys Hazel Matthews Lewelling and Nieta Gann Lewelling, and William Curtis Lewelling; sisters and husbands Mollie Leola Lewelling and Wilson Romines, Walter W. Benson, Frank Letitia and Jonas Andrew Hodge, Roxie and Robert Hodge, Claribelle and James Laymon Whaley, Ruth Ilene and Frelen Nelson; step-mother Zelma Whaley Lewelling.

She is survived by children Ernest Lawson and wife Edna, Patricia Ann Lawson Gibson and husband Don, Sue Matthews Hardin and husband Johnny M., Eddy Matthews and wife Teresa all of Sevierville; Betty Matthews Galyon and husband Leonard of Seymour, W. D. (Bill) Matthews and wife Nancy of Roanoke, TX, Nancy Matthews Hammons of Shreveport, LA, Sara Matthews Neil and husband Robert of Marrero, LA; and grandson she raised as her own child Robert Matthews and wife Madlin of Sevierville. She is also survived by 31 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-great-grandchildren; sister Juanita Lewelling Cowden and husband Wayne; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Curtis Wells and Rev. Dwayne White officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

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