OBITUARY

Matthew Willet Dryden

Matthew Willet Dryden, 59, went to be with our Lord, January 7, 2013. A memorial service will be held in the chapel in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Milledgeville, on Friday, January 18, at 2:30pm with interment following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to All About Animals, 101 Riverside Dr., Macon, 31201.

He was an Airforce Veteran of 20 years. Matthew loved animals, including rescuing abandoned and injured dogs. He enjoyed fishing and riding the back roads off Hwy 247 in his Chevy truck with Meathead and Dixie, his beloved dogs.

Matthew will be dearly missed by his sons, Joshua Dryden and Matthew Dryden Jr.; the mother of his children, Zelda Anderson; grandchildren, Juniper and Curtis Dryden; wife, Michelle L. Dryden; and stepchildren, Kristen and Bryan Cross.

"With Jesus, Matthew is now free again. Do not be sad; his new life has begun." Michelle L. Dryden

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Sarah Clark

February 16, 2013

Brother you will be greatly missed by your sister and brother in Frankfort,Ky. You were always so fun to be with. And we will always remember all the times we had together as kids growing up! I want to thank our bother Harry for locating you and for us being able to be with you when you needed us. RIP Brother we love and miss you!!!

Sarah Clark

February 16, 2013

Brother you will be missed greatly by your sister and brother in Frankfort, Ky. You were always so fun to be around and all the many things we all did together as kids. A big thanks to our brother Harry for locating you and being able to be there for you when you needed us. Love ya always!!!!

theresa ritchie

January 20, 2013

Though i hadn't seen you in years you will be missed dearly. I still remember the many years of christmas visits and summers. I will always remember you with cigarette in hand with either a pepsi or cup of coffee to start you day. Your many years of service allowed you to go places some will never see. May you be enjoy your new beginning with our lord above. And i know pa sabrina and aunt judy was waiting with arms wide open. It was painful to know this is what it took for us to come see you. I love you uncle matt!

January 16, 2013

I used to work with Matt at R and D welding. He was our Quality Manager. Your family is in my prayers... RIP Matt

Anna Marie Bardash

michelle dryden

January 16, 2013

One of my fondest memories are of the day when matthew and i purchased a used four wheel truck and went mud bogging through a shallow pond. Of course the four wheel drive went out and as we got out to push small fish and frogs began to nibble at our knees. As the truck was filling with water the situation struck us as very very funny and there we were, laughing so hard we couldnt even get the truck unstuck. I cant remember who towed us out, but we remembered it for years, and it always made us laugh all over again. That was matthew, a great sence of humor, love of nature, great faith and love for his family. I will miss him, but as we are promised in faith, we will be together again somday soon. I can see him now in heaven refusing a set of wings and requesting a chevy truck
With four wheel drive that goes out every so often, just for the fun of it

ronald mcloud

January 16, 2013

Though i never knew you in life, i am a good friend of your wife and stepdaughter and i feel as though i have gotten to know you through their fond memories