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Thomas Hugh Matheny

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia for Thomas Hugh Matheny, 71, of Hattiesburg, who passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Forrest General Hospital. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Bro. Craig Curtis will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Hathorn Funeral Home.

Tom faithfully served our country in the United States Army a total of 26 years and another 19 years as a civil servant. He served two tours in Vietnam. An avid golfer, Tom was fond of all sports in general. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. He had deep love for his family and his dog, Mac. He was a faithful member of Venture Church in Hattiesburg.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Thomas & Florence Matheny; his Grandfather, Huey Prentiss Matheny; and his Grandmother, Sarah Jane Norris.

He is survived by his Wife of 52 years, Faye Matheny, of Hattiesburg; one Son, Chris Matheny (Khristi), of Hattiesburg; one Daughter, Stephanie Matheny, of Purvis; one Sister, Peggy Toney, of Prentiss; six Grandchildren, Lauren Matheny, John Michael Smith, Cody Walker, Jacob Smith, Kaitlyn Matheny, Caden Matheny; three Great Grandchildren, Riley Smith, Christopher Matheny, Victoria Creel; three Cousins, Eva Lois Long, Margaret Bounds, Faye Gipson; and a number Nieces, Nephews, and other family members.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


Thomas Hugh Matheny
April 3, 1948 - August 6, 2019





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