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Mattie Mae Mathews

 SNOW HILL – Mattie Mae Mathews, 91 , of Fairfax, VA., died Monday October 15, 2012 at Harrison Senior Living. Born in Arkansas she was the daughter of the late James McCullough and Minnie Mae Ricketts.  She is survived by three sons; Stephen Mathews and his spouse Deborah, James Mathews and his spouse Cheryl, and Michael Mathews and spouse Susan;  six grandchildren, Travis, Degan, Nina, Justin, Macarthur, and Cooper as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a brother, James McCullough and Andrew Hazelwood as well as a sister, Eunice Ryan.  Mrs. Mathews was married a week and a half before Pearl Harbor.  She rapidly became a war bride who supported the country during World War II and soon found herself traveling the world as an army wife.  Later in life she loved RV travel with her older sister.  She was known as “Mom”, “Grand Mom” and “Aunt Sis”.  She was fiercely independent, was a constant story teller, and loved to laugh.  Most of all she loved her family, her birds and her squirrels.    A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2:p.m. at Snow Christian Church in Snow Hill, Md.  Pastor Dale Jacobs will officiate.  Interment will be private at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.  Donations may be made to The Cricket Center of Worcester County, 9714 Healthway Drive, Berlin, Md. 21811.  For more information please visit