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Harvey Mathews dies at 71



Funeral services for Harvey Lawrence Mathews, 71, were held November 4 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Douglas Day Cemetery on Pine Mountain.

A son of the late Lawrence and Evelyn Bowerly Mathews, he was born in Vernon, Ind. He died November 1.

He was the widower of Viola Hensley Mathews, the father of the late Jennifer Nichols, and a nephew of the late Ada Trowbridge, Estella Sullivan, Bernice Wessel and Joyce Murer.

A decorated Vietnam veteran, he served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He was a member of VFW Post 5829, and was the former commander of American

Legion Post 152.

Surviving are four sons, Edward Mathews and wife Gail, Ashville, Ohio, John Mathews and wife Susan, Jones, Okla., Ronnie Browning, Lynch, and Tommy Browning and wife Pam, Rantoul, Ill.; two daughters, Joyce Leadington, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Gwen Conner and husband John, Winchester; a brother, Dennis Mathews and wife Geneva, Brewersville, Ind.; a sister, Linda Redmond and husband Ronald, North Vernon, Ind.; three aunts, Ruth Logan, North Vernon, Ind., and Susan Halsley and Sally Warf, both of Columbus, Ind.; 20 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.



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