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Mrs. Jimmie Dean Matthews

VALLEY — Mrs. Jimmie Dean Mathews, 86, a lifelong resident of Valley, Ala., passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Arbor Springs Nursing Home in Opelika, Ala.

Mrs. Mathews was born on April 2, 1932 in Fairfax, Ala. to the late Luther C. Hill and Effie Bailey Hill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.O. “Goat” Mathews.

Mrs. Mathews was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. She enjoyed gospel music singings, along with her late husband, Goat Mathews. She loved her family, her church and always enjoyed being around other people.

She is survived by her son, Bobby Cannon and his wife, Debra; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her sister, Betty Anglin and brothers Grover Hill and Richard Hill.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley with interment in Fairfax Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Bass will officiate.  Her family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Friday from noon until  1  p.m.

Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave the family a condolence, share a memory of Mrs. Mathews, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.