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Marsha Dale Matthews, February 6, 1951~September 5, 2014

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Marsha Dale Matthews, 63, of Elkins passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 after her valiant fight with cancer.  She was born February 6, 1951 in Mountain Home, AR. to the late Lovell and Ella Ferguson.

Marsha was a member of the Johnson Church of Christ.

She loved attending sporting events, playing the piano, gardening, cooking and especially spending time with her family.

Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of her family and friends gave her strength and courage.  Marsha’s pride and joy were her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Buck Matthews of the home; daughter, Tennille Shofner and husband Trey; son, Taylor Tinsley and wife Amber; and granddaughters, Lakyn and London Shofner.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Beard’s Chapel.  Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Beard’s Chapel with Minister Jack English officiating.  Interment will follow at Union Chapel Cemetery in Garfield, AR. under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

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    Cindy Sugg » 07. Sep, 2014

    Tennille and Taylor, we’re so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Marsha was always a happy and pleasant person to be around. She loved you very much and you were the joys of her life. You will miss her dearly, but knowing she is in the hands of our heavenly Father where she will suffer no more will give you comfort. The wonderful memories you have of her will always keep her in your hearts.

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your families.

    Don and Cindy Sugg

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    Judy Darby » 07. Sep, 2014

    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Marsha. I worked with her at Green Forest Schools. She was always so nice to me and I loved visiting with her. May God be with you all at this very sad time. She was so proud of her family.

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    DEBBIE DUNLAP HARP » 08. Sep, 2014

    I’VE KNOWN MARSHA,FOR A LONG TIME. GREW UP ACROSS THE STREET FROM HER MOM AND DAD. I LOVED ALL OF THEM . SO SORRY KIDS.
    SORRY I CAN’T COME, YOUR ON MY HEART, AND PRAYERS.

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    Sam & Jo Alexander » 08. Sep, 2014

    Our dear friends, Tennille and Taylor,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your devoted mother. We pray for strength for you to keep on keeping on. Instantly, a flood of happy thoughts fill our minds. All of the hours we all spent together playing and hiking in the woods and driving through the country side fill our hearts up with such wonderful memories. We are so glad we got to be a part of your lives, and your loss is our loss too. We know how much she loved you two and we also know how she must have doted on her precious grandchildren. You have been truly blessed by being her children. I, Jo, will miss my sweet friend.

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    Stephanie Tanner » 08. Sep, 2014

    Words cannot express the sorrow I felt when I learned of Marsha’s passing. I worked with her at Green Forest High School and loved her dearly. She always had stories to tell about her kids and how proud she was of them. When she left the school I lost track of her and always wondered where she was and how she was doing. She will be greatly missed, but knowing she is suffering no more will give you comfort. May God give you the strength and support during your very difficult days ahead.

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    colleen simpson » 08. Sep, 2014

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    colleen simpson » 08. Sep, 2014

    i am so sorry for your loss. Marsha was a very special person. i worked with her at Landers, and she always had a cheerful attitude and was a very caring person. She will be greatly missed . God bless you during this very difficult time.

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    Jerry Tilton » 08. Sep, 2014

    So sorry and surprised to hear of Marsha’s passing. I knew your mother very well when we went to school together.

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    Mary and Jack Rose » 08. Sep, 2014

    Tennille and Taylor…We were very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a nice lady and I remember the fun we had when you all were in school together. We pray for peace and comfort for you as you go through this sad time. We pray the many memories and love of friends will bring you through your sorrow.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Jack and Mary Rose and family

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    Nancy & Bill Scott » 09. Sep, 2014

    Uncle Buck: Our sincere condolences. Nancy & Bill Scott

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    Melissa & Lance Turner » 09. Sep, 2014

    Tennille – Lance and I were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I went through the same experience last year, and understand fully the balance between the emptiness felt by those of us left here, with the peace that has been granted to your mom through God’s grace. We offer our deepest sympathy, and will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    Lance & Melissa Turner

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    Reba Stevens » 09. Sep, 2014

    I was so saddened to hear of Marsha’s passing. I worked with Marsha at Mercy Hospital, she was a one of a kind lady, so sweet and caring person, She was so proud of her children and grandchildren, Marsha never spoke ill of anyone, and such a sense of humor! She will be missed so many.

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    Jan sprott » 09. Sep, 2014

    Dear Tennille and Taylor, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet mother. Marsha was so proud of you all and such a nice friend. We will be thinking of you and yours. It is never easy to lose a loved one even though we know they are in a better place.. Sincerely, Jan and Jim Sprott

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    Kerry Clark » 09. Sep, 2014

    Tennille and Taylor, I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I have known her for a very long time. Always smiling and so kind. You were her life. She was so proud of both of you and just beamed when she would talk about you. I pray for you and your families.

    Kerry McLaughlin Clark

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    LINDA THORNTON » 09. Sep, 2014

    SUCH A WONDERFUL SWEET LADY! I ENJOYED WORKING WITH HER FOR A SHORT TIME AT MERCY IN BERRYVILLE AR.

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    Judy (Lacey) Milum » 09. Sep, 2014

    Tennille and Taylor,
    I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. I didn’t know that your mother had cancer. We spent many happy times together in our teen years—sleepovers at each others’ houses, attending basketball games, singing in the chorus at school, Bible classes at Northside. Two events that we shared that I’ll always treasure—her baby shower at my house before Tennille was born—and my baby shower for Beth at her house. These were special times. She was a devoted Christian and a loving mother. Please take comfort in your memories and know that she is in the presence of our Father in heaven and with the angels.
    With love to you and your families
    Judy (Lacey) Milum

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    Judy McAfee » 10. Sep, 2014

    Taylor and Tennille -
    So deeply saddened to read of your mother’s passing this morning – She was such a pleasant, fun and happy person to be around. I enjoyed getting better acquainted with her when we lived next door to you for a short time on Capps Road. I will keep in my thoughts the good memories of her in the days ahead and will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult and sad time.
    With my deepest sympathy and love-
    Judy Hill McAfee

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    Ida Jane Widner » 13. Sep, 2014

    Tennille and Taylor,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so pleasant and supportive when she worked at Skyline and when you were students in my class. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Keri (Alexander) Harris » 15. Sep, 2014

    Tennille and Taylor,
    As you carefully step through these upcoming moments and days and months, please know that there is a MIGHTY CHORUS of us praying for your strength and peace, and your rapid recall of the POWERFUL joy your mom brought to the lives of so many! You two are a beautiful product of her intentions to raise a family for God’s glory, and I greatly cherish (and often think upon) the memories our families made together! Still pouring out prayers for your entire family! Much love!