Dorothy Annette Mathews


Dorothy Annette Mathews, 77, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Murphree and Bro. David Long officiating. Interment will follow at Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin.
Mrs. Mathews was born September 7, 1939, in Avinger, to Boyd Starrett and Ruth Wilson Starrett.  She retired as a manager from Bealls after 20 years of service. Mrs. Mathews enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time with her dachshund, Shotzie.  She was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by
Rodney Mathews and wife, Denise, of Center
Spencer Mathews and wife, Teresa, of Kountze
Nancy Smith and husband, Frank, of North Richland Hills
Matt Scales and wife, Sarah, of El Paso
Trey Scales and wife, Chelsey, of Amarillo
Lindsay Clark and husband, David, of Abilene
Amber Mathews of Center
Allen Mathews and wife, Anna, of Center
Kennedi Mathews of Kountze
Reagan Mathews of Kountze
Great Grandchildren:
Sister: Maurice Clark and husband, Chester, of Terrell
Special Aunts:
Bobbie Simmons of Athens
Kathryn Taylor of Beaumont
Johnny Mathews and wife, Lorelei, of Huxley
Don Mathews of Sour Lake
Preceded in death by
Husband: Elmer Mathews
Son: William “Bill” Mathews
Parents: Boyd Starrett and Ruth Wilson Jones
Pallbearers will be Matt Scales, Trey Scales, Allen Mathews, David Clark Jr., Stephen Ewing, Billy Mac Wilson and Steve Cockrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Joaquin Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary.
A special thanks to the staff and friends of Lakeside Assisted Living for their special love and care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Jackson Missionary Baptist Church, Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Lakeside Assisted Living.
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