The Danville Register 19 Jun 1973 Minnie Steele Matherly
Mrs. Matherly Dies At Age 79; 114 Descendants Minnie Steele Matherly, 79, of Chatham Rt. 6, died yesterday at her residence. . She was born in Pittsylvania County April, 14, 1894, the daughter of the late John Wesley Steele and Nannie Custer Steele. She was a member of the Oak Ridge Christian Church- She is survived by her husband, Benjamin H. Matherly; and eight daughters, Mrs. George Matthews of Penhook, Mrs. La Verne Musser of Brooklyn, Miss., Mrs. Wilson Crouch of Richmond, Mrs. Percy I. Rigney of Chatham Rt.-3, and Mrs. Nannie M. Holley, Mrs. Gladys M. McDowell, Mrs.. Claude W. Merricks Jr. and Mrs. Coleman R. Payne, all of Danville. Also, six sons, Willard J. Matherly, Bennie G. Matherly, Frankie R. Matherly and William C. Matherly, all of Callands; Jimmy T. Matherly of Martinsville and Joseph T. Matherly of Greensboro, N.C., and one brother, John Steele of Altavista. Also, five sisters, Mrs. E. C. Bowling of Martinsville; Miss Leila Steele of Lynchburg, Mrs. Paul Sapp of High Point, N.C., arid Mrs. Moncie Matherly and Mrs. 'Hodges, . both of Providence, N.C.; 41 grandchildren grandchildren 50 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. from Oak Ridge Christian Church with Burial in the church cemetery. The body is at Scott Funeral Home where the family will receive friends toiriglit from 7:30 to 9. At other times, they will be at her residence, Rt. 6.