December 23, 2021, 87, Faison –
Donald Rose Matthews, at the age of 87, was called home to be with his Lord early Thursday morning, December 23, 2021, while in the excellent care of Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Mr. Matthews was a long-time Faison resident and was affiliated with the Faison United Methodist Church.
He was the son of the late Lloyd F. and Ida Hollingsworth Matthews and was their only child. For many years he was employed as a pipefitter and welder, with many years of service with DuPont.
Mr. Matthews is survived by his wife, Ann Warren Matthews, of the home; their four children, Glenn (Susan) Matthews of Mount Olive, Eddie (Ollie) Matthews of Tennessee, Susan M. (Alan) Pearce of Ayden, and David (Lynda) Matthews of Winterville; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The life of Mr. Donald Matthews will be remembered in a service to be held by the graveside in the Faison Cemetery on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m., and officiated by the Rev. Ashley Summerlin. Following the service, the family will greet friends and relatives at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Faison Fire and Rescue, PO Box 758, Faison NC 28341