Hickory Funeral Home


Mary Elizabeth (Greenhill) Matthews

May 6, 1929March 13, 2021

Hickory— Mary Greenhill Matthews, 91 of Hickory passed away Saturday, March 13th, 2021 at Trinity Ridge in Hickory NC. Born in Catawba County on May 6th, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Jones Robert and Murtice Rogers Greenhill Young. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Carl Carmy Matthews; brothers Lee Jay, Glenn and John Greenhill, a half-sister Katie Johnston. She was a lifelong member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Cooksville and retired from Heavner Hosiery Mill as a seamstress. A 1947 graduate of George Hildebran High School and a member of the George Hildebran Ruritan Club. She was a past member of Cooksville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she will be deeply missed by family and friends. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time in her yard. She is survived by her daughter Karen Winn of Hickory, NC; her sons Dean Matthews and wife Peggy of Little River, Jones Matthews and wife Trish of Granite Falls and Dana Matthews and wife Tammy of Vale: granddaughters Crystal Houston and husband Michael of Hickory, Amber Matthews of Hickory, and Taylor Matthews of Hickory , NC; grandsons Clay Sigmon and wife Lora of Hickory, Jeff Wilks and wife Jessica of Granite Falls, Mike Wilks and wife ReNae of Newark, OH; 12 great grandchildren, brother Leonard Greenhill of Hildebran, NC and half-sister Ruth Proctor. The body will Lie in State at Hickory Funeral Home, Monday, March 15th 2021 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 at 2:00pm at Ebenezer United Methodist Church officiated by Pastor Ernie Richards. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 8840 Cooksville Road, Vale NC 28168.


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Mary Elizabeth (Greenhill) Matthews

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Ira and Sandra Propst

March 18, 2021

We are so heartbroken in hearing about the loss of Mrs. Mary Matthews. We share many memories of Mary over the years and feel honored to have called her our friend. Your family is in our hearts and prayers. We ask for comfort and peace for you. God Bless and Praise the Lord that Mary knew Jesus and is in Heaven already. Love you all, Ira and Sandra Propst

Martha Brown

March 17, 2021

She was a blessing to me .cant belive she us gone

Kaye Brittain

March 16, 2021

Mary would rush to greet everyone she could after service on Sunday mornings. She always had a smile on her face. She was a sweet, sweet lady. She talked about her garden and working in her yard. She made really good pickles and enjoyed sharing them. She will be missed.

Gaynell King

March 16, 2021

Dean, Jones, Karen and Dana prayers. It is difficult to loose a Mother. This is a lovely picture of her. She was a vibrant, energetic, spunky lady and will be missed by many. I always enjoyed having conversations with her when I would see her out or at Wilkies Grove or Ebenezer. She was a fine lady, treasure your memories.

Crystal Houston

March 15, 2021

Wow what can you say about "Mamaw".....she was the best grandmother and great grandmother we could have asked for! We have so many great memories of her, she is so loved and will be remembered in our hearts always!
"Mamaw, you are an angel now (well you were already one), please say hi to Papaw and we love you both!
Michael, Crystal & Walker

Cherri Woods

March 14, 2021

To the family of Mary,

The bible promises that we can see our dead loved ones again.
John 5: 28,29 says Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice (Jesus) and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

Ps. 34: 18,19 says God is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those crush in spirit. Remember that God is not the cause of death. (James 1:13) Prayer is important at this time. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Hope this brings you comfort!