Funeral services for Mr. Bennie Matlock, Sr., 93, were to be held today (Tuesday, August 30, 2011) at 10 a.m. in Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Springhill with Rev. John J. Downs officiating. Interment was to follow in Boggs Cemetery, Mott Community under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation was held Monday from 5 until 8 p.m.
Mr. Matlock was born Jan. 29, 1918 in Plain Dealing to John C. and Elizabeth Gaynor Matlock and passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 in Farmerville. He was a lifelong resident of this area, a member of Walkers Chapel United Methodist Church and was a supervisor for International Paper Company, tour foreman of shipping department.
Mr. Matlock was also a veteran of the World War II U.S. Army Air Corp, 82 Air Borne and was a member of the Banks-Strong American Legion. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his son, Bennie R. "Ben" Matlock, Jr. and wife, Sandra; granddaughter, Jana Rodgers; great grandchildren, Tanner and Carly and special family friend, Eloise Cason of Plain Dealing.
Mr. Matlock was preceded in death by is parents, his wife, Mable Irene Matlock; sisters, Myrtice Kilgore, Nettie B. Frazier and brothers, Bernice, Alton, Otis and J.C. Matlock.
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