Clyde Matthews, 85, of Tupelo, formerly of Holly Springs, died Dec. 14, 2017, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. The widower of Evelyn Stuckey Matthews, he was a U.S. Army veteran, a church deacon, Sunday school superintendent and a former member of Beverly Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. He was a retired laborer for Burlington Northern Railroad for 19 years.
Visitation will be held Dec. 20 from 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home, and on Dec. 21 from 10 to 10:55 a.m. at the church.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 21 at Mt. Sinai MB Church in Tupelo, where he was a member. Burial will be in Porter Memorial Park. Rev. Lowel Walker will officiate. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He leaves three children, Joe Delbert of Tupelo, Larry Boxley, Vickey Boxley, both of Holly Springs; two sisters, Georgia Mae Bagley of Holly Springs, Juanita Brooks of Tupelo; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five siblings, Earlene Naylor, Harvy Matthews Jr., Floyd Matthews, Elton Matthews and Douglas Matthews.