STARKVILLE — Donnis Brent Matthews, 82, died April 19, 2017. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to services at the church. Mrs. Matthews was a graduate of University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State University. She was previously employed in elementary education. She was a member of the Starkville Professional Educators Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Matthews; and brother, Floyd Brent Jr. She is survived by her children, Mark Matthews of Tupelo, Suzy Heflin of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Paul Matthews of Augusta, Georgia; brothers, Kenneth Brent of Greenville, Cecil Brent of Hattiesburg and John Ed Brent of Meridian; sisters, Annette Smith of Starkville and Dale Granger of Wesson; and 12 grandchildren.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on April 21, 2017
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