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Novella “Novie” Faith Claiborn

Nov. 15, 1996 ~ May 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

John Thomas “J.T.” Honeycutt

May 23, 1938 ~ May 23, 2020

Services will be held: May 29, 2020

Pansy Greer Wood

October 16, 1935 ~ May 26, 2020

Services will be held:

Alma A. Fuquay

October 29, 1926 ~ May 22, 2020

Services will be held: May 25, 2020

Delores Irene Caskey

July 1, 1939 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held:

Lyman Danziel Gregory

January 1, 1931 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held: May 27, 2020

Linda Grice Byrd

July 7, 1938 ~ May 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Ted Darrell Austin

February 17, 1930 ~ May 19, 2020

Services will be held: May 23, 2020

Allen Max Matthews

January 1, 1934 ~ May 18, 2020

FUQUAY-VARINA– Allen “Max” Matthews, 86, of Fuquay-Varina died peacefully on Monday at Bradley Creek Health Center in Wilmington, NC.

A native of Harnett County, he is the son of the late Haywood Allen and Inez Currin Matthews.

Max attended Louisburg College and graduated from Campbell College in 1954. He owned and operated Club Car Sales and Service golf cart company in Fuquay-Varina. He enjoyed playing golf “8 days a week” and watching sports on TV, especially basketball.

He is survived by his son, Allen (Al) Max Matthews, Jr. (Jeanene) of Wilmington; daughters, Metra Ashworth (Edward) of Wilmington, Marsha Santiago (David) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; sister, Larue Goodman of Dunn; grandchildren, Jacqueline Matthews Jones (Allen), Brittany Matthews Atkins (Ryan), Max Ashworth III (Heather), Claire Ashworth, Gabriela Santiago; great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Hudson Atkins, Ward and Parham Ashworth.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Alice Adams Matthews; second wife, Joann Eason McGee; and sister, Larelle Livermore.

The family is most thankful for the respect and care he was given the last 2 years by the staff at Bradley Creek Health Center in Wilmington, NC.

A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at Wake Chapel Memorial Gardens in Fuquay-Varina.



May 23, 2020

11:00 AM

Wake Chapel Memorial Gardens
905 Wake Chapel Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526


  1. Don and Carol Langdon

    We surely enjoyed many years of friendship and will treasure the happy times forever. Surely Max has gotten to the best golf course in Heaven so he can be with his Special Friends. Our sympathy to each of you

  2. Richie

    I’m so sorry.Max was so good to me.I will never forget when he told me to come by his house and he gave me my little daughter her first set of golf clubs.
    Love and praying for all of you.
    Richie Knott & Family

  3. Tracy Hunter

    Marsha and Merta you have my deepest sympathy. I love you guys and will always keep y’all in my prayers…

  4. Patricia Tutor Mangum

    We are praying for all of the family! So sorry for your loss! God bless you all and comfort you! Because of Him🙏🏻

  5. Marshall Matthews

    Max was a great person and set a wonderful example for his Family,Kinfolk and others.He will be greatly missed.

  6. Stuart Lee Matthews

    Metra, Marsha and Al, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Pam Rose

    It’s never easy to lose a parent. Marsha and Gab and David, I love you. I’m sorry for your loss. God loves you. ❤️

  8. Charlie. Cope

    I had. A lot of good times playing golf with Max he was always a good friend to me. I will always cherish those memories. My deepest sympathy an condolences to the family. Charlie Cope

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