Evelyn Juanita Matthews

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Evelyn ‘Juanita’ Guin Matthews entered her heavenly home September 21, 2022. 

Juanita was born November 5, 1927, at Fort Bragg, NC, to parents Weldon Black and Ollie Moore Guin. They moved to Moore County when she was a young girl, there she attended Farm Life School, met and married the love of her life, Richard Matthews. They worked together owning and operating Matthews Market and Grill for almost 30 years before his death in 1979. After Richard’s death, she began working for Bank of America in Southern Pines until her retirement. 

Juanita is predeceased by her parents Weldon Black and Ollie Moore Guin, husband Richard Matthews, brothers Doug and Bill Guin and sister Doris Fuquay.

She is survived by her sons Don Matthews (Kim), Larry Matthews (Elaine), Wayne Matthews (Mary Lou), and daughter Karen M. Edmiston (Howard), 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, two sisters in law, Rheba Morrison and Martha DeSoto, and many nephews and nieces.  Juanita also leaves one special friend and caregiver Tiffeny Martin.

Funeral services to honor her life will be Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 2:00pm at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church on Vass-Carthage Road.  Visitation will also be at the church, one hour prior to service. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dementia Alliance, 9131 Anson Way, Suite 206, Raleigh, NC, 27615 or dementianc.org.

Condolences may be left online at www.pinesfunerals.com


Funeral Service: September 24, 2022 2:00 pm

Yates-Thagard Baptist Church
3820 Vass-Carthage Road
Carthage , NC 28327


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  1. I enjoyed working with Juanita at the bank. That was during her “retirement years” when most people are slacking off.

  2. She was a very special lady. I rejoice in knowing she is with the Lord. Continuing in prayer for her family.

  3. To all the family. I pray the Lord will comfort you all for you loss of your loved one. Juanita was always caring and giving. All the memories rush back of growing up in close proximity to the Matthews Market store. As we’ve grown older, went out in the world to settle in different areas I have lost touch with all my aunts, uncles and cousins. It’s a great thing that our memories survive the years.
    Lifting you all up in prayer

  4. Mrs. Juanita was a Titus 2 woman. She helped a young mom that was frazzled have hope to go on. There was such a servants heart and I’ll treasure her always. We will see her again. Many hugs to all of you.

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