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Obituary

Mrs. Ethel Boone Matthews of Rose Hill, North Carolina, passed quietly away from her earthly home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, October 16, 2017. She was born on April 5, 1921 to the late Daniel Frederick Boone and Lena Norris Boone and was married to the late Edward Archester Matthews.
Mrs. Matthews is survived by her children, Larry Allen Matthews of Rose Hill, Saundra Matthews Braun and her husband, Chuck of Wilmington, Bettie Matthews Cavenaugh of Wilmington, Gerelene Matthews Cavenaugh of Newport, her grandchildren, Vernie Ecker Matthews, Jr. of Wilmington, Delwood Ray Cavenaugh and his wife Sarah of Greensboro, Ricky Matthews, Mark Matthews, and Paul Matthews all of Raleigh, N.C. She received excellent care from her Well Care Home Health family and more specifically Christy Prebe-LPN, Brittany Scronce-RN, Amberly McGowen-LPN, and Elizabeth Ogiba-LPN.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at Padgett Funeral and Cremation Services chapel in Wallace, North Carolina. There will be a visitation at 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in Duplin Memorial Gardens in Teachey, North Carolina immediately after the service.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Matthews is predeceased by a son, Edward Frederick Matthews and brothers, Edmond Boone, Herbert Boone, Norwood Boone, Lynwood Boone, and Dalton Boone.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Mrs. Matthews was a very hard working lady in her endeavors as a homemaker and a farmers wife. She had to be a good wife to balance her time in her endeavors to raise their five children, work on the farm, and keep the house in order. There was surely not a lot of free time for such a woman. Still, she was able to do a lot of “quilting” with ladies in the community in earlier life.
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Padgett Funeral and Cremation Services of Wallace, North Carolina. 910-285-3309