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Rondall “Ron” Ray Matthews, 81, of Savannah, Georgia, and husband of Barbara Ann Ragan Matthews passed away Monday evening, March 21, 2022, at Select Specialty Hospital.

Born in Linden, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Leland James Matthews and the late Emma Irene Murray Matthews. Ron graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in chemistry and went on to work for Crawford and Company as a claims adjuster for forty years. He enjoyed the outdoors particularly hunting, fishing, and working in his garden. Ron was a Freemason and a Shriner of the local Savannah chapters. He was a member of Windsor Forest Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Barbara Ann Ragan Matthews, sons, Jeffrey “Jeff” Scott Matthews (Rochelle), Alan Blake Matthews; grandchildren, Kyle Thomas Matthews, Kelly Ann Matthews, and Shelby Blake Matthews; brothers, Dwight Wayne Matthews (Shasta), Foster James Matthews (Margaret) and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 o’clock, Saturday afternoon, March 26, 2022, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.


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  1. Charlie Milmine says:

    A loss to the Harrock Hall neighborhood. A fun guy and griller. A hero to Millie. I will miss his wit and wisdom.

  2. Richard and Betty Powell says:

    Ron was a great friend. He liked to bring samples of a ‘new’ dish he had cooked. He loved sharing. If you needed anything, he was the first to be there to help. He will be sorely missed.

  3. Violet Motes and family says:

    So very sorry for your loss,
    he was a good neighbor
    He will be missed
    Please let us know if we can help in anyway

  4. jim Brown says:

    so sorry for your loss. Ron was a neighbor when we first moved to savannah many years ago. always enjoyed Ron and Ann on our visits in the neighborhood. i know he will be missed. Please let us know if we can do anything

  5. Marc Hodges says:

    I’m very sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. I always thought of Ron as a friend and a good person. I’m at a loss for words because I was just scrolling through Facebook and seen he had passed. I know he’s in a better place and hope he will save me a rocking chair when I get there

  6. Melinda Smith says:

    So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Deepest sympathy to you, Jeff and Alan and their families.
    We had a lot of good times in the past especially when our boys were young!
    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. teresa callaway says:

    a great neighbor and friend for so many years. may he Rest In Peace and he will always be remember. love to Ann and family

  8. Jane and Robert Martin says:

    Ann, we are praying for you and your family. We will miss Ron and all his fishing stories. Ron was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Harrock Hall has lost a good man!

  9. Donna and Raymond Davis says:

    Mrs. Ann, Raymond and are praying for you and your Family. Ron will be missed. I just loved our car side talks. He was always smiling. What a great neighbor. He will be missed by many.

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