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Allen S. "Al" Mathews

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Allen Mathews, 85, of Euless passed away Monday, April 21, 2014. Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. Interment: Restland Cemetery in Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. He was born in Dallas on May 22, 1928. Al graduated from Sunset High School in 1947. He was married to his loving wife, Thelma, for 62 years. Al opened Al's Hamburgers in Arlington back in 1957 and was its cornerstone until now. He was a member of Dayspring Christian Church. He was also a member of Christian Classic Cruisers and Lone Star Early Ford V-8 Club. Al had a passion for fantastic old cars and drove his 1939 Ford four-door convertible on The Great Race five times! He was preceded in death far too early by his son, Ron Mathews; wife, Thelma Mathews; brother, Preston Mathews; and sister, Honey Scott. Survivors: Daughter, Melody Lawrence; son-in-law, Gary Lawrence; grandson, Nicolas Lawrence; and sisters, Lula Goswick and Eva Lynn Reid. Al also had a place in his heart for his special family, Theresa Fowler, Walter Dent and LuAnn Whitley, whom he loved as his own. Al will be dearly missed by his employees, former employees, vendors and everyone who knew and loved him.
Published in Star-Telegram from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2014
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