Valdosta Daily Times

August 1, 2013

Aretha Mathis


The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Aretha Mathis, 90, of Nashville, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Lakeland Villa Convalescent Center.

She was born on Oct. 7, 1922, in Berrien County to the late William Franklin Roland and the late Jane Ray. She was a homemaker and member of Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church. She was the widow of John Duncan “D.” Mathis and also preceded in death by two sons, Carlton Mathis and Eugene Mathis.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Gail Gillis of Nashville and Barbara (Billy) Warren of Nashville; two sons, Lamar (Miffin) Mathis of Quincy, Fla., and Darrell (Shirley) Mathis of Nashville; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today. — Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville.