Helen Virginia Fuson Matthews

83 year old Helen Virginia Fuson Matthews of Madisonville and formerly of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church; a member of the DeKalb County Retired Teachers Association and the Madisonville Senior Citizens Center. Matthews was also a retired teacher and a Home Demonstration agent for the Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service. She taught school at Pikeville and at DeKalb County High School. She graduated from DeKalb County High School in 1943 and from the University of Tennessee in 1947. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dr. John Purdue will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Toy Jackson, Sr. and Martha Frazier Fuson; a brother, Dr. Joe Fuson; and a sister, Jean Fuson Robinson. Survivors include children, Linda and her husband Jim Beatty of Madisonville and Michael and his wife Jill Matthews of Knoxville. Grandchildren, Chris and his wife Katie Beatty and Brian Matthews. Great grandchildren, Aden and Jameson Beatty. Brothers, Toy Fuson, Jr. and Don Fuson both of Brentwood. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church in memory of Mrs. Matthews in lieu of flowers.

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