Funeral services for Mrs. Bernell M. Matthews, 85, of
Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held at 1 P.M. on Monday,
September 15, 2008, at Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the West Cemetery
in Putnam County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3 P.M. – 9
P.M., and on Monday from 10 A.M until time of services.
Mrs. Matthews passed away on Friday, September 12, 2008, at
Livingston Regional Hospital in Livingston, TN.
She was born February 23, 1923, in Jackson County,
Tennessee, to the late Oakley and Mary Hix Loftis. On
August 4, 1980, she was married to Owen Matthews, who
She was a housewife and a member of the Fairview Church of
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4
Brothers: Ben, Thurell, Charles, and Jack Loftis; and 1 Sister:
Survivors include her Husband: Owen Matthews of
Cookeville, TN; 1 Brother: Brady Loftis of Illinois; and 1 Sister-
in-Law: Thelma Loftis of Cookeville, TN. Several nieces and
nephews also survive.
Bro. Buddy Reeder will officiate at the services.
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