Whitesburg KY

Earl F. Matthews dies at 92



Earl F. Matthews, 92, died February 16 at his home in Lexington.

Born in Harrison County to the late Richard Raymond and Gertrude B. Fightmaster Matthews, he was a brother of the late Marvin H. Matthews and Helen Virginia Brooks, and a brotherin law of the late William Brooks and Clarence Horn.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was held as a prisoner of war for 14 months in Germany during World War II.

He was employed for more than 21 years in electronics engineering at the University of Kentucky.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Eileen Thomas Cornett Matthews; three daughters, Margaret Ann Matthews, Louisville, and Georgia Kay Halfhill and Connie Elaine Conkright, both of Lexington; a stepson, Michael Lance Cornett, Lexington;

13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild; and twin brother and sister, Lawrence Ray Matthews of Georgia and Ruby Mae Horn of Cynthiana.

Funeral services were held February 21 in Lexington. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

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