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Mr. James Allen Matthews, age 78, of Salem, IN, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017, at his residence. Mr. Matthews was born April 26, 1939, the son of James Fredrick Matthews and Emma Ruth Allen. He was a retired pipefitter from Louisville Gas and Electric; and he was a member of Glad Tidings Christian Center. He loved bowling, playing softball, and fishing and enjoyed watching Joyce Meyer Ministries. He loved the Lord and his passion was to share Gods word one on one.
Mr. Matthews is survived by his wife, Judy Conwell Matthews; four children, Tim (Scott) Matthews, Atlanta, GA, Brent Matthews, Elizabethtown, KY, Anne (Joe) Mullenix, Brandenburg, KY, Barry (Tammy) Matthews, North Dakota; two step-children, Mindy (Jeff) Pennington, Pekin, IN, Holly (Wes) Drury, Pekin, IN; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren; and two half siblings, Gary Allen and Shirley Hale, both of Texas.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with Pastor Steven Gorman officiating. Burial followed in Buck Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Joyce Meyer Ministries; Hosparus of Southern Indiana; or to the charity of the donors choice. Online condolences may be left at www.hagerfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 9, 2017
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