George Austin Mathewson, Sr. and Minnie Pearl Hunter Mathewson
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Mrs. George Mathewson, Sr. Spur, was killed Monday night shortly after 6 p.m. as result of a car-pickup crash on Highway 70 between Dickens and Spur. She was declared dead at the scene.

Sawnie Norris, also of Spur, was the driver of the pickup involved. He received a broken leg and is in fair condition at a Lubbock hospital.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mathewson were held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the First Methodist Church. Rev. Howard Marcom officiating, assisted by Rev. Dennis Bennett pastor of Bethel Baptist church.

Mrs. Matthewson had been a resident of Spur since 1961. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, spur; one son, Charles Stoutt, Ft. Worth; one step son, George Mathewson, Jr. Spur; two step daughters, Mrs. Clara Ann Webb of Spur; Mrs. Evelyn Marie Bilberry of Lawton, OK; one sister, Mrs. Mollie Woods, Ft. Worth.

©The Texas Spur, Thursday, January 16, 1969

George Mathewson Sr.
SPUR (Special) Services for George Austin Mathewson Sr., 85, of Spur will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Community Bible Chapel with Ned Hicks officiating.

Burial will be in Spur Memorial Cemetery under direction of Campbell Funeral Home.

He died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 27, 1914, in Devils Lake, N.D. He married Minnie Pearl Hunter on Nov. 15, 1954, in Laredo. She died Jan. 13, 1969. He moved to Spur from Laredo in 1960. He was a member of the Aircraft Owner´s and Pilots Association. He served as a naval instructor in Bryan during World War II. He was a crop duster from 1945 to 1979.

Survivors include three sons, George Jr. of Shallowater, Roy A. Long of Richman and George Milony of Mission; three daughters, Clara Ann Webb and Evelyn M. Dement, both of Lubbock, and Barbara Jean Mathewson of Mission; a sister, Evelyn Blinkenbery of Watsonville, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, January 4, 2000


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