Ivory Opal Matthews Funeral services for Ivory Opal Matthews, 96, of Hideaway, Texas will be 10:00 am Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Genesis Baptist Church in Silsbee under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Cunningham Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Matthews died June 9, 2012 at her residence. Opal was a native of Browndell, Texas and a lifelong resident of Silsbee before moving to Hideaway seven years ago. She was a retired grocery store clerk. She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene Matthews and son Tom Matthews. Survivors include daughters June Durand of Pitkin, Louisiana, Marjorie Garris and Gloria Skinner both of Hideaway and Jacklyn Horton of Denton; son Ralph Matthews of South Houston; sister Virginia Kuykendall of Greenwood, California; brothers Pete Powell, Jr. of Orange and Jay Powell of Bridge City; eleven grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 11, 2012