GERALD DEAN MATTHEWS, 77,



Snead, died Jan. 27, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. Predeceasing him were parents Milas and Mamie Jones Matthews, six siblings.

Surviving are wife Melissa Powell Matthews; sons Jerry (Debbi) Matthews, Johnny (Paula) Matthews, both of Oneonta; grandchildren Alesha Matthews, Kade Matthews, Kesley Matthews, Alexa Matthews, Emily Patterson; brother Paul ( Vesta) Matthews, Snead; sister Betty (R.E.) Melvin, Pinson; sister-in-law Francis Matthews, Clay.

Curtis Hawkins officiated the 2 p.m. service held Jan. 31 at The Chapel of Snead Funeral Home. Burial was at Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Jason Matthews, Michael Holcomb, Eddie Melvin, Micah Melvin, Wilburn Shelton, and Johnny Cleveland serving as pallbearers.