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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.

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  • January 26
    BC Commissioners
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 27
    Widowed group euchre party
    1 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive
  • January 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 27
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • January 27
    BC Election Board
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 27
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 28
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • January 28
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • January 28
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 29
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 30
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road