ELLAVILLE, GA --- Mrs. Sarah Faye Mathews, age 76, of Ellaville, GA died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM, Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Ellaville United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Ellaville Cemetery. Rev. Jonathan Beckum will officiate.
Mrs. Mathews was born February 17, 1941 in Webster County, GA, the daughter of the late Hal Brinson Alston and Myrtle Black Alston. Before retiring, she was office manager for State Farm Insurance. Mrs. Mathews loved her family, spending time in the mountains and reading. Ms. Mathews was a member of Ellaville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, John Oscar Mathews; one daughter, Shari Sellars and husband Jim of Ellaville; two sons, Mark Barbaree and wife Leslie of Cummings, GA, Chris Mathews of Ellaville; and extended family, Jimmy Byrd, and wife Arlene of Buena Vista, GA; Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Kerri Barbaree, Jill Sellars, Kelli Sellars, Haley Sellars, Ashleigh Teal, Hillary Barbaree, Mary Ashley Taylor and Brooks Barbaree and five great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mathews was preceded in death by her son, Greg Barbaree; brother, George Alston and sister, Martha Padgett.
Pallbearers will include Rodney Usry, Shane Tondee, Robbie Lightner, James Storey, Tim Bailey and Scott Nelson. A visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Watson-Giddens Funeral Home in Ellaville, GA.
Watson-Giddens Funeral Home of Ellaville, GA is in charge of arrangements.