Brother-in-Law of G. S. Baccus Died in Denton
"Little Will" Mathews Reared Near Plano-Buried at Rowlett
W. B. Mathews (favorably and lovingly known amongst his near friends as "Dude" or "Little Will" to distinguish him from his cousin, the late Will S. Mathews of McKinney)died at his late home in Denton, Texas, Monday morning. June 10, 1929, at 4 o'clock. The funeral was held at Fannie Harrington Chapel at 4 o'clock this (June 11) evening, and burial at Old Rowlett Creek church immediately following.
The deceased was about 64 years of age. At the age of 28 he married Miss Lillie Marshall, daughter of the late Perry Marshall, who lived one mile north of Allen. To this union five children were born, four of whom are living. His wife also survives.
The deceased was the oldest son of Ben F. Mathews who lived in the early days of his life, and who died at his home about five miles northwest of Plano, Texas. The deceased had one younger brother, Clint Mathews, who now lives in California. He had several sisters-the oldest, Kate Mathews, who married R. C. Clark many years ago, and who is now dead. Another sister, Rona, married Andy Crozier, and they had a son, Frank Crozier, who former was telegraph operator in McKinney. Frank Crozier now lives in Dallas. Another sister married Rev. D. J. Martin, a Methodist preacher, who once served as pastor of the Methodist church in McKinney, Another sister, Dora, married Dan R. McCullough, who was one of the many men who contributed so much to the success of the old fair in McKinney many hears ago. Another sister, Effie, married the late Olney Davis of Plano. She is still living at Plano. Fannie, another sister, married John H. Harrington and they live near the B. F. Mathews old homestead on Spring creek.
His surviving wife is a half sister to E. D. (Dow) Baccus of Frisco,, and G. S. Baccus of McKinney.
This, a child of one of the pioneers of Collin county has passed on to his final reward. No one ever heard a word against the honesty, integrity and fairness of Will B. Mathews. He attended school at the Old Spring Creek school and later at Plano. While his education was limited, his love for his friends and his interest in the community was not limited.
He, like his parents before him, was a Methodist. He lived up to the teachings and was a faithful attendant at its services.
He has answered that final summons that all must sooner or later.
Rieta G. Matthews
McKinney - Services for Rieta Gay Matthews of Plano, 31-year-old housewife who died Wednesday in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, will be held a 2 p.m. Monday in Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be in Ridgeview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Matthews was born in Monroe, La., the daughter of George Simpson and Winnie Hines Simpson, and married Edward L. Matthews Dec. 28 1974, in Monroe, La. She was a Baptist.
Surviving are her husband; son, Nicholas Matthews of Plano; daughter, Natisha Matthews of Plano; and brothers and sisters.