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Charles Matthews

Charles G Matthews

Sunday, January 12th, 1930 - Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
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Obituary

Funeral services for Charles G. Matthews will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Garland Ryder officiating. Burial with Full Military Honor's will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home, Ball, Louisiana. Visitation for Mr. Matthews will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Gallagher Funeral Home. Mr. Matthews, Veteran of Korean conflict, served his country in the United States Army and National Guard for over 38 years, retiring as a Colonel. Mr. Matthews also retired from A&P Supermarkets as the director of Meat operations, New Orleans division, after 40 years. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Louisiana National Guard Officers Association, Antique Auto Clubs, Model A Ford Club of America, Chevrolet Club of America and the Rolls Royce Owners Club.
Mr. Matthews was preceded in death by his parents, John and Winnie Matthews; two sisters, Mildred Nettles and Pauline Preston; two brothers, Menton Matthews and Dewey Matthews and a son-in-law, Paul Gilmore.
Mr. Matthews was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Eula Matthews; his two daughters, Laurie A. Gilmore and Sally J. Matherne (Ernest); three step-daughters, Kathy Priest (Chris), Jackie Ryder (Garland) and Della Klein (Ronald); one sister, Jeanene Allred, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter Audrey and two more "on the way".
To extend online condolences for Mr. Matthews, please visit www.Gallagherfh.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    Address
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    Address
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Brother Garland Ryder
  • Interment

    Location
    Forest Lawn Memorial Park
    Address
    4000 Monroe Hwy.
    BALL, LA 71405
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Marc McNeal

Posted at 04:11pm
Colonel Matthews approved my Direct Commission and gave me an opportunity to become an Officer in the LAARNG. I will always be grateful and thankful for his assistance and guidance. I will keep Colonel Matthews and his family in my prayers. God bless all of you.

Marc McNeal, Maj. (Ret.)
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Betty

Posted at 01:27pm
Only word I can say is Shocked. I will always remember Charlie and the warehouse. My thoughts and prayers are with you Ms. Eula.
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COL (Ret) Calvin & Jan Washispack

Posted at 10:29am
I served with COL Matthews in the Louisiana National Guard. He was a true gentlemen and great officer. He was well respected by his superiors, peers and subordinates. It is only fitting to dedicate, "It is the Soldier".
It is the “Soldier”
In Memorial Honor to Charles G Matthews
Louisiana National Guard

It’s the Soldier,
not the pastor/preacher, who has given us freedom of religion and worship.
It’s the Soldier,
not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It’s the Soldier,
not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It’s the Soldier,
not the demonstration organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble and demonstrate.
It’s the Soldier,
not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It’s the Soldier,
not the politician, who has given us the right to vote, ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It’s the Soldier, Who salutes the Flag, who serves beneath the Flag and whose coffin is draped by the Flag, who gives the protester the right to burn the flag.

The American Soldier does not serve and fight because he hates who is in front of him; he serves and fights because he loves who is behind him.

ETERNAL REST GRANT HIM O LORD AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM.

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Natalie DePhillips

Posted at 03:31pm
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Barbara Karalyn and Valerie

Posted at 11:50am
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