DAWSON SPRINGS — James R. “Jimmy” Mathews, 68, of Dawson Springs died Friday, March 1, 2013, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
He was a coal miner and a member of UMWA, served on the Madisonville and Charleston fire departments, served as an EMT on the Dawson Springs Emergency Squad and as a Deputy Coroner for Hopkins County, a member of the Al E. Orten Masonic Lodge which he served as secretary/treasurer, and he was of the Christian faith.
He is survived by his wife, Mona Jane Mathews; two daughters, Laura Miller and Martha Woolsey, both of Dawson Springs; one half-brother, Wayne Mathews of Panama City Beach, Fla.; three stepsisters, Jeri Cotton of Dawson Springs, Ann Cain of Nebo, and Ginny Bolen of Louisville; and five grandchildren.
His parents were Noble and Willie Mae Brown Mathews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs with Jeff Winfrey officiating. Masonic memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the funeral home.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Monday, March 4, 2013, at the funeral home.