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
survives.

She was a housewife and a member of  the  Fairview Church of
Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded  in  death  by
4
Brothers:
Ben, Thurell, Charles, and Jack Loftis; and 1 Sister:
Willie Hix.

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.
© 2008 Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home