James “Gus” Mathis

James “Gus” Mathis, 80, went home to be with his Savior on Thursday, April 24, 2014. He was of the Church of God faith and a veteran of the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ira Belle Mathis; mother, Mary Dickson; and sister, Lula  Thompson.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Bell Layne Mathis; daughters, Theresa Ann Bennett and Melissa Ann Mathis; stepsons, Willie (Pam) Branan Jr., Clifford (Brenda) Branan and Larry (Diane) Branan; sisters, Mary Bell Mays and Emma Lucile Treadway; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 27 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. James Dunn officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

An online guestbook is at www.ewtonfuneralhome.com.

Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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