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Ira Nolan Mathews

August 2, 1941 — May 7, 2017

Mr. Ira Nolan Mathews, 75, of Tallassee, passed away May 7, 2017. He was born August 2, 1941.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 11, at 1:00 pm at Tallassee Church of Christ with Minister Charlie Boddie officiating. Burial will follow at Mt Hebron Church of Christ Cemetery with Linville Memorial Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 10, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Linville Memorial Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, Margaret Carol Mathews; sons, James Kevin Harris and Timothy Allen Harris; daughters, Ira Velvet Simpson (Mark), Mary Louise Bowen (Edward) and Angela Dawn Miller (Chad); brothers, Richard Wayne Mathews and Donald Perry Mathews; sisters, Mary Jo Agner, June Elizabeth Papaspiros and Dorothy Mathews Hudson; grandchildren, Nickalus Elijah Buck Harris, Jesse Hunter Harris, James “Trent” Harris, James “Jamie” Harris Dorow, Austin Harris, Janice Dianne Simpson, Jeffrey Mark Simpson, Jessica Mashell Simpson, Franklin Dale Simpson, Jeremy Chad Miller, Andrea Dawn Miller, Amanda Jones, Jason Edward Bowen, Tamara Fallan Harden and Mary Kimm Sanford; and great grandchildren, Beth Simpson, Eli Simpson, Jasmine Cousins, Joshua Cousins, Jacob Cousins, Kailey McGinty, Jackson Jolly, Dallin Simpson, Kaitlyn Dasher, Caleb Jones, Madison Bowen, Jayden Harden, Alyssa Jones, Haleigh Sanford, Jaycee Harden, Logan Jones and Dani Rae Sanford. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Parker and Charlcie Elizabeth Mathews; wife, Mary Evelyn Mathews; sisters, Alice Faye West and Mildred Louise Abrams; brother, Charles Parker Mathews; and grandchildren, Helena Evelyn Bowen, Jonathan Bowen and Brandon Clyde Miller.

Online condolences at

Linville Memorial Funeral Home
Eclectic, Alabama

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Tallassee Church of Christ

209 Gilmer Ave, Tallassee, AL 36078

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Mt Hebron Church of Christ

4530 Mt Hebron Rd, Eclectic, AL 36024

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