Claude David Matthews, 88, of Soso, Mississippi, went to be with Jesus Sunday, September 1, 2019, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was born Saturday, February 14, 1931, in Laurel, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at Lebanon Baptist Church with Burial to follow in Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Ken Riley will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements.

Claude worked 36 ½ years at Laurel Machine and Foundry and was a dedicated, hard worker. He was married to his wife Mary Alene Musgrove for 52 Years. He loved gardening and fishing and was good at both. He was a Korean War Veteran and served in Germany during the war. He was a dedicated member of Lebanon Baptist Church. His honesty and generosity will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alene Matthews, parents, Isaac Matthews and Arizona Matthews, brothers, Ottis and Isaac Matthews, sisters, Doris Lewis, Earnestine Taylor and Mary Montgomery.

Survivors include his daughter, Joni Ishee (David), son, Don Corley, grandchildren, Meagan Ishee and Christopher Corley (Tiffani), great-grandson, Austin Mathis and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Don Corley, David Ishee, Will Smith, David English, Tommy Musgrove and Randy Welborn.

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