Martha Pirtle Matthews Alexander

December 7, 1931April 15, 2021

Martha Jean Pirtle Matthews Alexander, age 89, passed away on April 15, 2021 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She was born on December 7, 1931 in Donelson, Tennessee to the late William B. and Ruth Bell Pirtle. Martha is also preceded in death by husband and father of her children, Vernon Edwards Matthews and second husband, Roy Alexander; daughter, Joy Matthews Haynes; grandchild, Kory Haynes; and great-grandchild, Alexandria “Allie” Briana Johnson. She is survived by daughters, Janice Matthews Neely and Joan Matthews Deavers; grandchildren, Jill M. Neely, Kara H. Jamison (Robert), Matthew T. Neely (Sara), Cavin Deavers (April), and Crystie Deavers; great-grandchildren, Carter Jamison, Kaylin Jamison, Kylie Jamison, Luke Jamison, Caiden Deavers, and Reese Deavers; siblings, William “Billy” Pirtle, Jr., Faye Schubert, and Delano “Del” Pirtle; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Before retiring, Martha was employed by Vanderbilt Hospital and Williamson County School System. She enjoyed reading, traveling, sports, and attending church at Walter Hill Church of Christ. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at eleven o’clock at Woodlawn Memorial Park 660 Thompson Lane Nashville, Tennessee.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 22, 2021


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Marcia Franks

April 21, 2021

I suppose she will always be Mrs. Matthew’s to me. She was such a lovely woman who cherished her family. I had hoped to be at the service but I am home with bronchitis. I will pray for all of you tomorrow. My sincere condolences, to all of you. I know she will always hold a special place in your heart. I hope the love you receive as you grieve will help the healing and grieving process. Peace and love to you all. ❤️🙏🏻

Robin Robertson

April 19, 2021

What wonderful times we had with Miss Martha and the Matthews family growing up on trips to Standing Stone.
Miss Martha was so good to call and visit our mother when she did not get out in latter years.
Peace , Grace, and our Love
Robin Robertson