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Verlon S. Matthews ("Stan"), Class of 1977, Passes Away

Friday, June 30, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Verlon Stanley Matthews, age 61, of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away June 16, 2017. He was born on June 24,1955, in Winchester, Tennessee, to the late Charlie and Mildred Matthews. He was a veteran in the United States Air Force. Stan graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in psychology education. He received his master's in nursing from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Later, he received a bachelor's degree from Nashotoh House in Seminary. Stan currently worked for the Alvin C. York VA Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as a nurse practitioner. He was a faithful and devoted Fr. at the Christ Church in Monteagle, Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved sister, Marilyn Ocheltree. Stan is survived by his nieces, Tarah Ashley Harper of Winchester, Tennessee, and Dana (Greg) Farris of Estill Springs, Tennessee; nephews, Destin (Lisa) Ocheltree of Winchester, Tennessee; 12 great nieces and nephews; special friend, Diedra Duncan of Manchester, Tennessee and eight four-legged best friends, including Angel, Zubu, Artemas, Snowie, Pepe, Bobo, Sierra and Buttercup. There will be a private family service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to your local animal shelter.

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