Football

Jimmy Ray Matthews

February 22, 1934

Coach Jimmy Ray Matthews, age 85 of Dallas, GA passed away on Monday evening, September 30, 2019. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dallas and a teacher and coach for many years in the Paulding County School System, first at Dallas High School, Paulding County High School and retired from East Paulding High School. Coach Matthews was preceded in death by his wife; Sue Matthews; parents; Ray H. and Rozzie Lee Redding Matthews; brothers, Bobby and Larry Matthews.

Survivors include his daughters; Pam Matthews of Dallas, GA, Debora (Mark) Shipp of Dallas, GA, Kim (Mark) Cromer of Dahlongea, GA; sisters, Kathy Jane Matthews of Villa Rica, GA, Sarah Morton of Villa Rica, GA; grandchildren, Matthew Maulding, James Ray (Hannah) Wilson, Stuart (Lindsey) Young, Elliott Cromer, David Cromer, Noah Cromer and great-grandchildren, Ashlynn Wilson, Raylyn Young and Maddie Grace Maulding.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home with Rev. Blake Trent officiating. Interment will follow in the Dallas Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 4,2019 from 1:00 pm until the funeral hour. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers; James Wilson, Stuart Young, Elliott Cromer, David Cromer, Noah Cromer, and Shane Matthews. Honorary pallbearers will be; Wayne “Stumpy” Cohran and Robert Parsons.



In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements. www.samclarkfuneralhome.com)

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