Laura Armilda Haley Mathis, 76, passed away on July 9, 2014 in Paducah, KY. She was a native of Cannon Co., TN. and was the daughter of the late Charles Haley & Vera McDougal Haley.
Funeral services will be 11 am Saturday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, July 11, 2014.
She is survived by her husband, J. Lynwood Mathis of Paducah; her children, Laura Lynn (Roger) Thompson of Paducah, David C. (Reina) Mathis of Murfreesboro, and Timothy Todd (Pam) Mathis of Cathedral City, CA.; her sister, Joyce Faye Houston of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Micah (Gabriela) Thompson, Mallory Lynne Thompson, Miles (Meredith) Thompson, Kimberly Renee (Tim) Brooks, Haley Elizabeth Mathis, Sarah Lynn Mathis, Jamison Lynn Mathis, William Chandler Mathis, Adam (Brenda) Smith, Dylan Smith and Hannah Smith. Also surviving are her great grandchildren, Ila & Lorel Brooks, Harper Smith & Owen Smith.
Armilda was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ in Metropolis, IL., where her husband is the minister. She served as his secretary in ministry for many years in various locations. With a serving heart, she led the effort to make hundreds of dresses for little girls in other countries, donated bears for traumatized children and made foot crème and foot wear for nursing home residents. She taught classes to younger women on how to be better wives and mothers. She also taught people how to quilt and started quilting programs in numerous locations.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net