Linda Weaver Matthews, 73


COATS — Mrs. Linda Weaver Matthews, age 73, of 3115 Erwin Chapel Road, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at the Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel in Coats. Officiating will be the Revs. Paul Cecil and Tom Wagoner. Burial will follow in Harnett Devotional Gardens in Dunn.

Mrs. Matthews was born Feb. 2, 1946, in Harnett County to the late James Edward and Mildred Jernigan Weaver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Teddy Graham Matthews; grandson, Colby James Matthews; sisters, June Dale Weaver and Helen Johnson; and a brother, David Weaver. Mrs. Matthews was a substitute teacher and worked in the cafeteria with Harnett County Schools. She was also a homemaker and attended Coats United Methodist Church. She was a friend to all and greeted everyone with a smile.

Survivors include her children, Lanita Tart and husband Corky of Dunn, Michael Matthews and wife Paige of Fuquay-Varina, Timothy Matthews and wife Rebecca of Dunn, Karol Kennedy Stovall and husband Tommy of Lexington; the mother of Austin and Tori Matthews, Michelle Wortham of Fuquay-Varina; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Elaine Lee of Winnabow and Becky Norris of Coats; brothers, Bill Weaver of Coats and James Weaver of California; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats and other times at the home.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats.


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