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Mary Matthews

Mary Matthews, 91, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

She was of the Baptist faith and attended First Southern Baptist Church. She liked to be on the lake fishing and was a die-hard UT fan and Nascar fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mel Matthews; parents, Earl and Elizabeth Howser; sisters, Lorraine Brewer, Betty Jean Pruitt, Margaret Sullivan and Judy Smith; brothers, Frank Howser, Harold Howser, Earl Howser, Jr. and Bill Howser.

She is survived by her children, Karen Cagle of Pikeville, Eddie (Shirri) Pruitt of Pikeville and Betty Howser of Rock Island; grandchildren, Matt (Lacey) Walker of Pikeville, Ann (D.J.) Campbell of Dunlap, William Pruitt of Dunlap, Adam (Brooke) Pruitt of Pikeville and Missy (Carl) Bennett of Rock Island; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sister, Elaine Richardson of Rock Island; brother, Randall (Jean) Howser of Pikeville; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Sunday, August 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Pikeville Cemetery. Burial was in Pikeville Cemetery. Those attending the service wore orange and white in memory of Mary.

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Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville.

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