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Ashby Funeral Home

108 West Narroway, Benton, AR

Phone: 501-778-2544

Harmon Matthews

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Published: January 3, 2013

Harmon D. Matthews, age 88, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013. He was born June 6, 1924 in Donaldson, Arkansas to the late Frank and Eva Mae Matthews. He was a War World II Army Veteran and won the Bronze Star and Oak Leaf Cluster for heroism under fire. Mr. Matthews worked for Arkansas Best Freight for 30 years as a driver. Also, he was a Mason for 60 years.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen Matthews of Benton; daughters, Bridget Hensley and son-in-law Don Hensley of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas and Dinah Johnston and son-in-law Dr. Greg Johnston of Benton; five grandchildren, Brian Hensley and wife Suzanne of Dallas, Texas, Brandy Simmons and husband Alex of McKinney, Texas, Zak and Jacob Johnston of Fayetteville and Jade Johnston of Benton and three great-grandchildren, Cameran, Brooke and Travis of McKinney, Texas.

Visitation will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 4 at Ashby Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5 at Forest Hills Cemetery. On-line guest book at

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