The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


May 8, 2014

Services for Donald Matthews, 62, of Albemarle, will be at 4 p.m. May 10, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014 — Donald Robert Matthews, 62, of Albemarle, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving friends and family.

Donald was born November 24, 1951, in Akron, Ohio, to the late John Matthews and the late Mary Ann Matthews. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Matthews.

The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Bill Baldwin.

Survivors include his wife, Stacey Hunsucker Matthews of the home; daughter, Leslie (fiance, Chris Bodman) Greenwood of Charlotte; sons, Phillip (Deann) Matthews of Concord, Wesley (fiancee, Amy Lefler) Alley and Nathaniel Alley, all of Albemarle; seven grandchildren; former wife, Patricia (David) Ahwesh of Charlotte; and former son-in-law, Colby Greenwood.

The family will be meeting at his home. Friends and family are invited to come by at any time.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001 or to Friends of Stanly County Animals, c/o Lori Talbert, 1803 Arbor Way, Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Matthews family.

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