Charles R. Matthews Sr., 74, of Baldwin died Monday, July 9, 2012 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born in South Carolina and resided in Baldwin most of his life. Mr. Matthews was a cabinetmaker and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by son Marty Matthews.Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Margaret Matthews; son Charles R. Matthews Jr. (Tammy); daughters Betty Byrd (Johnny), Joyce Pringle (Everett), Donna Diedolf (Robert); eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held at 11 am on July 13 at the First Baptist Church of Baldwin with Pastor Chris Drum officiating. Interment followed at Brandy Branch Cemetery. Giddens-Reed Funeral Home of Baldwin was in charge of arrangements.