January 17, 1916 ~ May 12, 2005

Born in: Wilmington, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Louise McClammy Matthews, 89, of 85 Belmont Avenue, Asheville, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at the Hospice Solace Center. Mrs. Matthews was born in Wilmington and was a daughter of the late Richard Price McClammy and Janie Lenora Bryan McClammy. She was married to Robert Shelton Matthews who died in 1973. Mrs. Matthews was retired from the NC Minerals Research Laboratory in Asheville. She was a member of Cherokee Springs Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC and a former member of West Asheville Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Lark and her husband Bill of Spartanburg; a son Robert S. Matthews, III and his wife Susan of Fairfax Station, VA; two grandchildren, Sheryl Lopez and Bryan Lark, and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted by Dr. Bill Lark at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington. Memorials may be made to Cherokee Springs Baptist Church, 2699 Chesnee Highway, Spartanburg, SC 29307.

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  1. I only knew Mrs. Matthews a very short peroid of time but soon learned that she was a unique person and that she has a very loving family. Please know that I admire all of you for respecting her choices.
    I know she is at peace.
    With My Deepest Sympathy, Karen ( RN at MMH )

  2. We wish to express our condolences on the loss of your Mother. We have known you all most of your lives, we watched your trials and tribulations, your success and joy.
    She will be missed.
    Your Mother was a wonderful woman, she was as good as gold and always thought only of her children and what she could do for you to make your life easier. Louise loved both of you dearly. She was a class act…only wanting love. I clearly remeber her playing the piano and siniging while Bobby played the violin.
    I was the last friend your Mother had…she called on me when there was no one else, you all have been busy with your lives, she turned to me to listen.

    Polly and Maggie

  3. I had the priviledge of knowing Mrs. Matthews through my delivering Meals on Wheels to her home. She was a precious lady who loved her children. I was very blessed to learn of her life and very blessed to call her friend.


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