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Mr. Barry Matthews

Mr. Barry Eugene Matthews, age 67, of Ashburn, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Tift Regional Medical Center with his family by his side. Mr. Matthews was born on September 9, 1954, to the late Ross Matthews, Jr. and Geraldine Sharp Matthews Roberts. He retired from the United States Army where he served his country proudly. He later worked as a civilian service member and retired from the United States Navy. He was very proud of his country and was honored to have retired from both the Army and Navy. Mr. Matthews was of the Baptist faith for many years. In addition to his parents, Ross Matthews, Jr. and Geraldine Sharp Matthews Roberts, he was preceded in death by his first wife Barbara Ann Matthews and a brother, Ricky Matthews.

Mr. Matthews is survived by his wife, Sharon Matthews of Ashburn; stepfather, Gary Roberts of Ashburn; daughter, Teresa Stanfield of Glennville; stepchildren, Freddie Ansley, Bill (Leah) Ansley III, and Stephen (Chelsey) Ansley; brothers, Roy Alfred (Alma) Matthews of Middleburg, FL, and Ted Roberts of Ashburn; sister, Gail Dee Maddox of Dublin; and grandchildren, Carmen Bigalow, Kara Grey, Crystal Gilliam, and Amber Howe. He is also survived by many greatgrandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Mr. Matthews was laid to rest at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2022, beside his first wife in Hutcheson Cemetery, Soperton, with full military honors.


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