10/13/09 — TONYA H. MATTHEWS

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July 10, 1974-Oct. 11, 2009

MOUNT OLIVE -- Tonya Renee Hill Matthews, 35, 447 Kermit Warren Road, passed away Sunday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home chapel, with pastor Leland Heath officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Born in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of Richard and Louise Crews Hill of Mount Olive.

Tonya was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church and a volunteer with the M&M Relay For Life Team. She was employed with Southern Bank&Trust.

In addition to her parents, Tonya is survived by daughter, Haley Renee Matthews of the home; her paternal grandmother, Hilda Hill of Mount Olive; one brother, Ricky Hill of Mount Olive; one sister, Katrina Jenkins of Sedley, Va.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Christi and D.J. Stevens and Wendy Fields.

Family members will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her grandmother, Hilda Hill, 485 Kermit Warren Road in Mount Olive.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Haley Matthews Scholarship Fund, c/o Mount Olive Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365 or P.O. Box 729, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the Southern Bank family and the Mount Olive Rotary Club for all their love and support.

Tonya's funeral may be viewed live on the Internet at www.funeralbroadcast.com/view.

Online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com.


Published in Obituaries on October 13, 2009 1:47 PM