April 6, 1950November 15, 2012

Alan Reid Matthews, of Birmingham April 6, 1950 - November 15, 2012

Survived by his loving wife Cecilia (Canfield), stepson Carson Bolding Robinson (Rebecca Pugh), nephew Justin Brooks Bailey, brother David Craig Matthews (Leslie Stuart), nephews Graham Walker Matthews (Natalie Nation), Wilson Hunter Matthews (Shelley Straley), Dylan Maxwell Matthews, niece Olivia Madeline Matthews and sister-in-law Cynthia McClain Matthews. He was preceded in death by his parents Fredrick Ivan Matthews and Virginia Ireland Matthews and brothers Lawrence Ryder Matthews and Warren Lee Matthews.

There will be a memorial service in Alan's honor Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10 AM at The Hut, Indian Springs School, Indian Springs, AL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in Alan's name be made to Indian Springs School, Community Furniture Bank of Birmingham, The Children's Fresh Air Farm, the Children's Hospital of Alabama or the charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Monday, November 19, 2012


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Bill Engel

November 25, 2012

Alan--what a kind, good soul.

Bill Engel

Jeanne Dinan/Hale

November 20, 2012

Sorry to read of your husband's death.

November 19, 2012

So sorry to read of Alan's death.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Harriett Murphy

November 19, 2012

May God comfort you during this time. (Psalms 55:22)

Mary Bashinsky

November 19, 2012

My heart goes out to all of you. I loved Ginger and Red, Alan's parents, as well as the rest of the family. Larry and Alan were such fun brothers and I remember great visits in your home long ago. love, Mary Bashinsky

Bonnie Gano-Morris

November 19, 2012

Alan Matthews was a joy to know and a blessing to many. The Matthews family has touched more lives than they could possibly imagine. I know he will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Jim Rock

November 19, 2012

Cecilia, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers since I heard about Alan. He was a wonderful person and I'm glad he was a part of your life.

Sarah & Bruce Denson

November 19, 2012

Cecilia , praying for you and your family. I know how hard it is to lose your best friend and husband!

Bill Genthert

November 18, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of great sorrow. It was truly a blessing to have had Alan as a part of my life. He will be greatly missed.

Freida Walden

November 18, 2012

Sending Love,Light & Prayers for you at this time of your great loss. There are no words of comfort to ease the pain of loss & sadness ... My prayers are that you will find strength & peace among your friends & family. Alan will live on in the hearts of all who loved him. Cherish your memories. I am here for you.