Bessie Mathias

Bessie Mathias passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Willard Walker Hospice House in Fayetteville. Bessie was born July 10, 1942 near Cartersville, Georgia. Her parents were Ralph and Annie Laura Carnes. Bessie was a gracious Christian lady loved by everyone. She enjoyed helping others and was devoted to her family. She loved spending time with her three granddaughters, Prescilla, Heather and Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Tom Mathias, whom she married on July 1, 1960; two sons, Wayland Mathias and wife Wanda of Brentwood, Arkansas and Paul Mathias of Fayetteville; two sisters, Julia Lambeth of Clever, Missouri and Annie Jean Mathias and husband Joe Mathias of Rogers. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014 at Moore's Chapel in Fayetteville. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 19 at Moore's Chapel. Interment will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens. To sign the online guest book, visit

Published April 18, 2014

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