Originally created 09/12/98

Mr. Lance Matthews



SALUDA, S.C. -- Mr. Geoffrey Lance Matthews, 23, of Route 1, Hollywood Community, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corinth Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Travis Park Cemetery with full military honors.

Mr. Matthews, a native of Greenwood County, was a gunners mate, 3rd class with the United States Coast Guard, Yorktown, Va. He was a 1993 graduate of Wardlaw Academy, where in 1992 he was named football player of the year. He was a member of Corinth Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his parents, Lindsey Ray Matthews and Kathryn Lake Matthews, both of Saluda; one brother, Andrew Matthews, Saluda; one sister, Harriett M. Ryan, Saluda; and his paternal grandfather, Ralph Luke, Saluda.

Memorials may be made to Corinth Lutheran Church, Route 5, Box 730, Prosperity, SC 29127; or to Wardlaw Academy, 1296 Columbia Road, Johnston, SC 29832.

The family will receive friends after the burial at Ramey Funeral Home.