Edwin Lawrence Matthews

Posted 2/17/21

Mr. Edwin Lawrence Matthews, 94, of Sanford, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at his home.

Graveside funeral service was scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday February 17, 2021, at the Shallow …

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Mr. Edwin Lawrence Matthews, 94, of Sanford, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at his home.

Graveside funeral service was scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday February 17, 2021, at the Shallow Well Church Cemetery with Rev. David Priddy officiating. Due to COVID-19, masks are requested for all services.

He was born in Harnett County, son of Lammie Lawrence Matthews and Lura Wilbon Matthews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Virginia Baird, Louise Williford, Janet Stephenson; brothers, Truitt Matthews, Jacob Lynn Matthews; and his wife of 68 years, Mildred Cummings Matthews. Edwin was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II. He retired from Heins Telephone Company.

He is survived by his daughter, Gilda M. Burns of Sanford; son, Barry Matthews of Sanford; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Online condolences may be made at www.smithfuneralhomebroadway.com.

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