COMMERCE - Martha Geraldine Mathis, 90, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at her residence.
Mrs. Mathis was born in Commerce, the daughter of the late Marion and Eunice Davis Fletcher. She was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Toy Mathis; daughter, Brenda Ann Ayers; and son, Thomas Eugene Mathis.
Survivors include daughters, Betty Fleeman, Commerce, and Evelyn Clark Lilly, Tennessee; sisters, Farell Allen and Geneva Weldon, both of Commerce; grandchildren, Jennie Wilbanks, Michael Clark, Brian Clark, Sharon Hill, Dean Ayers, Trent Ayers, and Julie Walsh; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, November 22, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Swayne Carlan officiating. Interment will follow in the Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, November 21, from 5 to 8 p.m.
At the request of the family, flowers or donations may be made to United Hospice of Gainesville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.