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Henry Matthews, county jail cook WASHINGTON TWP. - Services will be Friday for Henry C. Matthews, the senior cook at the Camden County Jail. Mr. Matthews, 61, became ill at his home Monday night and was rushed to Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Washington Township Division, where he died. He had been a cook at the jail for seven years and was to retire later this year. Mr. Matthews first became a cook while serving with the U.S. Navy during World War II. After 2 1 years of duty as a cook with the Navy, Mr. Matthews retired as a chief petty officer in 1963. After his retirement, he worked at W.T. Grant and then was hired by the Camden County Sheriff's Office, which is in charge of the jail. Mr. Matthews was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Grenloch. He was a member of the Blackwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7927 and the Fleet Reserve. In addition to his wife, Vera, he is survived by two sons, Jim and Tom, two daughters, Mary and Arlene, and a grandson, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Lula Matthews of Indiana; four brothers and one sister. Friends and relatives may call tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gardner Funeral Home, Black Horse Pike, Runnemede, whereservices will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hurffville.