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2018-03-08 / Obituaries


Bobby Joe Matthews, 78, of Saraland, died Feb., 24, 2018 at his home. He was born Nov. 12, 1939 in Chilton to Harold E. and Lillie Edna Matthews. He was a retired power house operator with Internation Paper Corp. He was a member of Redemption Church in Mobile and a veteran of the National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Diane B. Matthews; brother, Edward Matthews and stepdaughter,

Kim Powell Green.

He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Matthews Bray of Saraland and Deborah Schneider of Wilmer; one stepdaughter, Tracy Powell Turner of Bonaire, Ga.; one stepson, Steve Powell of Milledgeville, Ga.; six grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

Funeral services were Feb. 28, 2018 at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Colan Davis officiating.

Burial followed at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Grove Hill with O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home directing.

Active pallbearers were Joey Turner, Dawson Turner, Andy Schneider, Danny Green, Hollis Davis and Ralph Taylor, Sr.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

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