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James Smiley Mathews

Wayne County, Kentucky, USA
Death 14 Sep 1997 (aged 89)
Wayne County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Wayne County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 157761523 · View Source
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Wayne County Outlook
15 Oct 1997

James Smiley Mathews, age 89, passed away Sunday, September 14 at the Wayne County Hospital. He was born in Wayne County on June 15, 1908, the son of Tom and Winnie Mathews. Both parents preceded him in death.

He married Laura Bell Mathews, who preceded him in death. He later married Ruby Lee Watson Mathews, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by nine children, Eddie Mathews, Gloria Young, Minnie Gregory, Dovie Pruitt, Katherine Dobbs, George, James, Jimmy and Jerry Mathews; four step children, Doris Bell, Glasgow Coffey, Velda Pitman and Jewel Bell.

Preceding him in death are three grandchildren; three sisters, Dora Hamlin, Tilda Stevens and Doba Mathews; four brothers, Marcus, Hunter, Andy and George Mathews.

Funeral services were held September 16 with burial in the Coffey Cemetery.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 157761523
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Smiley Mathews (15 Jun 1908–14 Sep 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157761523, citing Martha Coffey Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by A Jones Girl (contributor 47504107) .