Carlton Matthews

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 13, 2010

Carlton Gene Matthews, Sr., 68, of Newsoms, Va. died Wednesday, March 10, 2010.
Born in Colerain, he was a retired farmer and a member of Barnes United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Parker Matthews; his son, Carlton Gene Matthews Jr. of Newsoms, Va.; two daughters, Gwen Matthews Johnson of Boykins, Va. and Debra Christine Matthews of The Plains, Va.; two sisters, Janice Riddick of Edenton and Rachel Conner of Aulander; two brothers, Robert
Matthews of Aulander and Jesse Matthews of Como; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 13 in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, Va., with the Rev. Darwin Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in Gene’s memory to Barnes UMC, c/o Betty W. Darden, 33701 Statesville Rd., Newsoms, VA 23874 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Worrell 717 Fairview Dr., Franklin, VA 23851.
Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, Va., is handling the arrangements.