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Lonnie C. "Rusty" Matthews

1951 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Lonnie C. "Rusty" Matthews Obituary
Lonnie C. "Rusty" Matthews, 61, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at his home in Alamogordo. He was born March 31, 1951, in Florence County, S.C., to Cole L. and Alice Matthews.
He is survived by his former wife, Elmira Matthews, and his son Donny C. Matthews and wife, Christina, and his daughter Kristal, who reside in the Seattle area.
He is also survived by his former wife, Carrie J. Matthews, who resides in Alamogordo; his adopted daughter Kimberly J. Ball and husband, Joshua, and grandchildren Riley and Liam Ball, who reside in Custer, S.D.; and his stepson Grant C. Livingston, who resides in El Paso.
His surviving siblings, who all reside in the Florence area, are as follows: brothers Elton Matthews and wife, Carine, Gene Matthews and wife, Joyce, and George Matthews; and his sisters Lib Bullard, Gloria Parker and husband, Alan Joe Parker, and Patsy Matthews. Also left behind are his beloved dog and cat Meika and Prissy.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Cole and Alice; and his brother Billy Joe Matthews.
Lonnie served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1977, during which time he served in the Vietnam War.
The Matthews' family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements, and cremation took place at PCS.
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Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Alamogordo Funeral Home.
At the present time, no public memorial service will be held.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 29 to Aug. 28, 2012
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