McGREGOR—Funeral services for Deborah Ann “Debbie” Mathews, 55, of Eddy were held Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Cole Funeral Home Chapel in McGregor with Rev. Greg Spears officiating. Interment followed in Bruceville-Moore Cemetery in Bruceville.

Mrs. Mathews died Friday, Jan. 14.

She was born Jan. 31, 1955, in Cameron to Lonnie Boyd and Ruby Lee (Hirt) Stephens.

Mrs. Mathews was reared in Rockdale and was a 1973 graduate of Rockdale High School, where she participated in 4-H and was a member of the Hi-Li Club.

She received her nursing degree from Temple Junior College.

She married Jimmie Mathews on Aug. 11, 1979, in Rockdale.

In 1982, she moved to Eddy from Temple where she and Jimmie made their home.

Mrs. Mathews retired from Scott & White Hospital after devoting 34½ years of service in the OB/GYN department as a technician.

She enjoyed cake decorating of which she furnished cakes for special occasions at work. She also enjoyed sewing and was a Camp Fire leader for nine years.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmie; two daughters, Stephanie Hoke and husband Chris of Eddy, Alicia Mathews of McGregor; a stepson, Randy Mathews and wife Diana of Valley Mills; a brother, Leroy Stephens and Susie Simpson of Rockdale; two sisters, Patsy Seals and husband Pearl of Iowa, Peggy Ray and husband Doug of Ennis; and three grandchildren, Austin Mathews, Trey Hoke and Kaitlynn Hoke; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Casketbearers were B.J. Brown, Josh DeLeon, Steve Fogle, Bill Luckey, Justin Ray and Glen Schneider.

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