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Harmon D. Matthews

January 3, 2013

Harmon D. Matthews, 88, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1.  He was born June 6, 1924, in Donaldson 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 as a driver for Arkansas Best Freight for 30 years. Also, he was a Mason for 60 years.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen Matthews of Benton; two daughters, Bridget Hensley and husband Don of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, and Dinah Johnston and husband 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.
Graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Forest Hills Cemetery.
Visitation is set from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Ashby Funeral Home.
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