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Lena Ruth Matthews House
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Obituary for Lena Ruth Matthews House

Mrs. Lena Ruth Matthews House, 61, of Godwin died Monday, November 27, 2017 at her home. Lena was born May 31, 1956 in Cumberland County, daughter of the late Robert and Katherine Fish Matthews. She was also preceded in death by her son, Joshua Lynn Stedman; brothers-in-law, Glenn Lencall, Tommy Johnson and Tal Pybus; and sister-in-law, Doris Matthews.

Lena was a graduate of Pine Forest High School and Sampson Community College. She had worked at Erwin Mills, Bonders, Curve Craft, Morganite and Senior Citizens Village in Dunn.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Howard and Rev. Randy Beasley officiating. Burial will follow at the Matthews Family Cemetery in Linden.

Lena is survived by her husband, William Luther “Bill” House; sons, Roy Monds and wife Tracy of Plain View, Brooks Stedman of Linden, William “Squirrel” House and fiancée Opal Jenness of Newton Grove, Robert Dwayne House and wife, Tiffany of Dunn; daughter;  Cindy Gooch of Roxboro; brothers, Bobby Matthews of Linden  and Larry Matthews of Goldsboro; sisters; Ella Mae Pybus of Salem, Alabama, Betty Johnson of Erwin, Gladys Swain of Dunn, Glenda Lencall of Linden, and Joanne Hixon of Santee, South Carolina; grandchildren, Dillon Stedman, Daniel Stedman, Buddy Monds, Dallas Monds, Andrew Stedman, Bridget Jenness, Tristan Hiesie, Bailey House, Faith House, Ricky Hales and Brittany Harrington.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Skinner & Smith Funeral Home.

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Skinner & Smith Funeral Home

905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334

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Skinner & Smith Funeral Home

905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334


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