John Rice Britt Matthis
RALEIGH — John Rice Britt Matthis, 93, passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
He was born at home on his family’s farm near Clinton, NC February 2, 1920 to Jerrie James Matthis and Emma Britt Matthis.
A celebration of John’s life will be held at First Baptist Church, 99 North Salisbury St, Raleigh Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends after the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. A private burial will follow at a later date in the Matthis Family Cemetery (est. 1864) in Sampson County, NC.
September 16, 1950, John married the love of his life, Anne McCallum of Rowland, NC, who survives along with their son, John Jr. and his wife, Mary Louise, of Cary; their daughter, Karen Smith and her husband, Bob of Cary; Emily Armantrout and her husband, Jeff of Woodinville, Washington; four grandchildren.
Please visit our website to view Mr. John Rice Britt Matthis’s Full Life’s Journey at hopevalleyfuneralservice.com.
This obituary is compliment to the Matthis Family by Hope Valley Funeral Service & Cremation of Clinton.