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Dorothy Matthews

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Dorothy "Francine" Matthews, age 88, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, June 20, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Mount Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Billy Nipper will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Matthews was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Homer, Ga., to the late Paul Pritchett and Lula Westmoreland Pritchett. She was retired from New Holland Textile Mill and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Francine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Claud Daniel Matthews; two sisters; and one brother.

Mrs. Matthews is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Bettyann Matthews of Flowery Branch and Charles and Sheila Jenkins of Talmo; stepdaughter and husband, Martha Jo and Lamar Palmer of Monroe, Ga.; stepdaughter, Claudette Kittle of Monroe, Ga.; granddaughter, Kim Helton of Gainesville; grandson and wife, Steven and Tracy Jenkins of Nashville, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren, Chase and Chance Helton and Stella Jenkins; a number of nieces and nephews; and sisters, Virginia Allen of Gainesville, Sue Jones of Lincolnton, N.C., and Louise Jones of Gastonia, N.C.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504, is in charge of arrangements.

Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on June 18, 2014
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