2018-03-08 / Obituaries


Bobby Joe Matthews, 78, of Saraland, died Feb. 24, 2018 at his residence.

He was born Nov. 12, 1939 in Chilton to Harold E. and Lillie Edna Matthews. He was a member of the Redemption Church in Mobile.

He was a veteran of the National Guard. He was a retired power house operator with International Paper Corp.

Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Matthews Bray, Saraland, Deborah Schneider, Wilmer; one stepdaughter, Tracy Powell Turner, Bonaire, Ga.; one stepson, Steve Powell, Milledgeville, Ga.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane B. Matthews, his parents, brother, Edward Matthews and stepdaughter, Kim Powell Green.

The service was Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Colan Davis officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Grove Hill.

Active pallbearers were Joey Turner, Dawson Turner, Andy Schneider, Danny Green, Hollis Davis and Ralph Taylor Sr.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed. (8-1tp)

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