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Richard Paul Shires

December 31, 1963 ~ September 10, 2019

Services will be held: September 14, 2019

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Stephen Lee Hester


Services will be held: September 13, 2019

Marie Rose Parker

July 5, 1927 ~ September 10, 2019

Services will be held: September 15, 2019

Betty Jane Bouquin

June 4, 1930 ~ September 11, 2019

Services will be held: September 14, 2019

Maria Masbate Glenn

04/02/1946 ~ September 7, 2019

Services will be held:

Margaret Blanche Upchurch

Aug. 17, 1923 ~ Aug. 24, 2019.

Services will be held: September 15, 2019

Horace R. Miller

January 17, 1931 ~ September 7, 2019

Services will be held: September 12, 2019

Frances Carole Fuller Nicholson

4/6/1940 ~ 9/7/2019

Services will be held: September 10, 2019

Anna Pabst Matthews

Sept. 8, 1948 ~ July 9, 2019

Anna Pabst Matthews, 70, died on July 9, 2019. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the oldest child of Paul and Ann Laufer Pabst. Anna graduated from Dreher High School in Columbia, SC where she was a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. She attended the University of South Carolina and spent many years working in Columbia with Colonial Life Insurance Co. and its successors, first as an insurance underwriter and later conducting software training programs for company employees around the US. In mid-life and while employed full-time, Anna earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia College, graduating Magna Cum Laude. After retirement, Anna began a new career designing and selling beaded jewelry. She also helped manage The Beaded Venus, a bead shop in Mount Pleasant, SC for several years. In 2013, Anna moved to Angier, NC to be near her family. She will be remembered for her intelligence, creativity, and wry sense of humor, and for her courage and determination in the face of adversity.

Surviving are her son, Tomie Rex Matthews and wife, Tammy Denton Matthews and their daughter, Jodi Madalyn Matthews; sisters, Elizabeth (Betsy) Pabst Manley and husband, Tom of Wake Forest, NC and Carol Pabst Beard and husband Tom of Columbia, SC and Holly Springs, NC; her brother, Paul Robert Pabst of Columbia, SC; nephews, Thomas Maxwell Manley of Bethesda, MD, Jack Evans Manley of New York, NY and Noah Robert Pabst of Columbia, SC.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 AM at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Angier, NC, followed by a private inurnment of ashes at St. John’s Episcopal Church Columbarium in Wake Forest, NC.
The family will receive friends after the service.


July 20, 2019

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Angier
after the service


July 20, 2019

11:00 AM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Angier


  1. Lisa Gayle

    God’s peace to Paul and all the Pabst family.

  2. Jean (Jannusch) Bowers

    I worked with Anna for many years at Colonial Life. She was a very pleasant, dedicated and witty individual. I loved her laugh; sometimes I wasn’t sure if it was serious or otherwise, but either way, she was filled with wit. People like Anna are very rare, a treasure, and I’m very happy she was a part of my life. My prayers are with Anna’s family. I am sure you will miss her tremendously. She was especially proud of her son; she spoke of him often. May your warm memories of Anna help you through the difficult times ahead.

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