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George Mathis Sr., 78, Nashville

George A. Mathis, Sr., 78, Nashville, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 27, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. 

Mr. Mathis was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Brown County. He was the son of Samuel Ernest and Emma Katherine (Snyder) Mathis.  He married Virginia (Ginny) May Sisson June 1, 1956

Mr. Mathis worked at Robert Bro’s Lumber Company from 1956-1981. He retired from Town of Nashville, working from 1982-2000. He was a founding member and later made a life member of the Brown County Fire Department after serving 40 years. He and Ginny owned and operated the Cozy Corner Café from 1983-1989, which was famous for their elephant ears and homemade root beer. 

George loved the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. He loved gardening, working in the yard, camping, hunting and fishing. He loved having company and visiting with his family and friends. George loved Nashville and Brown County. He loved sitting on his porch in the spring and summer, just watching nature. He attended the old Green Valley one-room school house in 1942. The road he lived on, Mathis Road, was named after him after residing there for 55 years.

Mr. Mathis is survived by his loving family: four daughters, Leigh Ann (Lanny) Frasher of Nashville, Julia (Larry) Sayer of Mooresville, Sandra (Calvin) Gaither of Nashville and Barbara (Bill) Taylor of Nashville; two sons, George (Jane) Mathis Jr. of Nashville and Samuel (Wendy) Mathis of McCordsville; four sisters, Beulah (Robert) Austin of Nashville, Sarah (Larry) Smith of Indianapolis, Mary (Darrell) Lucas of Columbus and Bonnie (John) Rihm of Carmel; one brother, Paul (Debbie) Mathis of Nashville; 12 grandchildren, Keith (Danielle Riest) Sayer, Jonathan Sayer, Calvin CJ (Becky) Gaither Jr., Little Bill (Emily) Gaither, Shannon (Tom) Buccos, Mitchell (Eden) Mathis, Ashligh Mathis, Courtney Mathis, Joe Joe Gardner, Marsha Grimes, Ginny Mathis, Maddie Mathis, and (5) great-grandchildren – William Gaither, Kailey Buccos, Aisa Mathis, Tommy Buccos and Wyatt Gaither; and his longtime companion, Brenda Lakes. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Ginny; two sisters, Baby Connie and Doris Kelp; two brothers, Harold and Richard Mathis; and one granddaughter, Rachael Leigh Frasher.

The funeral service will be Thursday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at Parkview Church of The Nazarene with one-hour visitation prior to service. The Rev. Fred Harrison will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Nashville. Friends can visit with the family Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 4-8 p.m. at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.

Online condolences can be given at www.bondmitchellfuneralhome.com.

  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Gospel jam & sing in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 5
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 6
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 7
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 7
    Government offices CLOSED
  • September 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    CSCD Roads, Security commissions
    6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CSCD Office, 8377 Cordry Drive, CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 8
    Nashville Parking & Public Facilities
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 10
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 10
    Nashville Arts & Entertainment Commission
    10 a.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 11
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 12
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 12
    Beer and live music at inn
    12:30 to 4 p.m. Story Inn, 6404 State Road 135 South
  • September 12
    Live birds of prey at fundraiser
    5 to 9 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • September 12
    Concert, dinner for emergency services
    7 p.m., 8 p.m. to midnight Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • September 13
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 14
    Beeline beekeepers club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 15
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 26
    CCC reunion slated at state park
    10:30 a.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane