Theresa Eudonice Matheny

Published 5:17 pm Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Theresa Eudonice Matheny, 79, of LaGrange, Georgia, was beckoned to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, from Twin Fountains Nursing home.

Mrs. Matheny was born April 6, 1942, in LaGrange, Georgia, daughter of the late George McKinley Yates and Mildred Earnestine Tucker Yates.

She worked as a Banker for a number of years and was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church. Mrs. Matheny was also a member of First Baptist Church Merrymakers, Active Life of LaGrange and was a long time sponsor of Lighthouse Children’s Home in Costa Rica.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lewis Matheny; her son, Thomas Richard “Ricky” Matheny; her brother and sister-in-law, George “Bud” and Sue Yates.

Survivors include her children, Elaine (Jimmy) Moore, Tony (Alisa) Matheny, and Jennifer (Troy) Martin; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:30 pm Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 at Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Donald Yancey officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be held in Hillview Cemetery.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Lighthouse Children’s Home in care of Faith Baptist Church.

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Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, Georgia, 30240 (706) 884-8636.