Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Ray Brooks School in Benoit with Rev. Anthony Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Old Morning Star Cemetery in Benoit.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2014, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Survivors include father, F.L. Matthews of Benoit; mother, Stella V. Matthews of Benoit; son, Kenderick Franklin of Benoit; brothers, Garry and Dennis Matthews, both of Holly Springs, Charles and Clifton Matthews and Rodger Nelson, all of Benoit, Kenneth Matthews of Dallas, Dean Matthews of Dublin, Ohio, and Anthony Nelson of Beulah; sisters, Betty J. Washington, Thelma D. Matthews and Sarah Howard, all of Benoit; and eight grandchildren.