Fred L. Mathis (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Fred L. Mathis, 82, husband for 59 years to Mary Jo Mathis, entered into rest on Friday, June 3, 2011 at his residence. His funeral service will be held on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Sweetwater Baptist Church with Dr. Paul Noe officiating. Interment will follow in Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Mathis lived in North Augusta and was a member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta. He taught Timothy Sunday School Class for 22 years, was the first president of North Augusta Board of Realtors, and founder and partner of Mathis Realty. He was an avid hunter and a horseback rider. Mr. Mathis was a great husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Additional survivors include three sons, Andrew Tucker Mathis and his wife Kelly, Joseph Duncan Mathis, and Clinton Darrow Mathis and his wife Lynn all of North Augusta; three daughters, Mary Ellen Mathis Webber and her husband Mike of Anderson, SC, Elizabeth Jane Mathis Brown and her husband Jerry of Windham, NH, and Shirley Karen Mathis Thompson and her husband Alan of Edgefield, SC; two sisters, Norma Mathis Pate of West Point, VA, and Willie Jo Mathis Pinner of Black Mountain, NC; and 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Daniel Tucker Mathis and Minnie Lanham Mathis and one brother, Daniel Tucker Mathis, Jr. Pallbearers will be Tucker Mathis, Jacob Mathis, Joel Mathis, Daniel Webber, Phillips Johnson, Jeff Lacey, and Gary McNeal. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening, Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 5 to 7. Memorials may be made to Sweetwater Baptist Church Building Fund or Mission Fund, 198 Sweetwater Road, North Augusta, SC 29860. Please visit the online register at Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-June 5, 2011