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Lloyd Allen Matthews

May 29, 1927 — September 28, 2020

Lloyd Allen Matthews, 93, of Niota, passed away September 28, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Lloyd was a veteran of the United States Army during the Korean War Conflict from September 28, 1950 until June 27, 1952.

He retired from Bowater after 21 years of service, where he was affectionately known as “Scrap-Iron”.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Myrtle Matthews; brothers, Carlos Matthews, Don Matthews, T.J. Matthews, Quinton Matthews and Doug Matthews; sisters, Ruth Strickland and Irene Hayes.

Survivors include his loving wife, Marjorie Ingram Matthews; sons, Larry (Sharon) Ingram (devoted care givers) and Dewayne (Patricia) Ingram; grandchildren, Adam Ingram,

Trisha (Matt) Layow and Brent Ingram; great-grandchildren, Jett Ingram, Cole Layow, Savannah Layow and Scarlett Layow; sisters-in-law, Barbara Matthews and Janice Matthews; devoted nieces, Cheri Matthews, Kelly Hayes Harris and Sandy Strickland Blackwell; several other nieces and nephews also survive.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Athens Church of Christ, 1016 North Avenue, Athens, TN 37303, with Minister Travis Irwin, Minister Gerald Perry and Minister Mark Littleton officiating.  Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.

His family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, prior to the service, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Athens Church of Christ or Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund, Niota, TN.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, October 1, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Athens Church of Christ

1016 North Ave, Athens, TN 37303

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Athens Church of Christ

1016 North Ave, Athens, TN 37303

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Interment

Friday, October 2, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chattanooga National Cemetery

1200 Bailey Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404

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