GASTONIA - George Earl Mathis, 65, passed away Jan. 18, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 18, 1947, in Shelby, to the late Earl Richard and Edith Sullivan Mathis.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Richard Mathis and nephew, Jo-seph Owensby.
George is survived by sisters, Dorothy (Don) Adkins of Raleigh, Mary McDonald of Gastonia, Susan (Paul) Campbell of Dallas, Patsy (Melvin) Dickerson of Lawndale and brother Dick Mathis of Gastonia; special neph-ews Justin Jenkins, Douglas Owensby and Wesley Campbell; and several other nieces and nephews.
Service will be private.
A Simple Service, burial and cremation, is serving the family 704-884-0150.