Margaret Burns Mathews, 76, of Pittsboro, died November 1, 2011.
Born February 22, 1935 in Orangeburg, SC, Margaret moved to Pittsboro in 1938 with her parents, Lacy Royal and Wilhelmena Pooser Burns. She attended elementary and high school in Pittsboro, serving as secretary and historian of the Beta Club. Margaret graduated from Pittsboro High School in 1953. She also worked for her father at Pittsboro Dry Cleaners before attending UNC-G for one year.
Margaret began a career with NCNB in Chapel Hill, retiring as the Supervisor of Customer Service after 34 years of service. Following her retirement Margaret was active with the PHS Alumni Association; and also the Pittsboro Methodist Church where she served as Treasurer of the Bazaar Committee and was a former choir member.
Surviving are three children, Charlene M. Hinshaw and husband David, of Poquoson, VA; George Mathews and wife Amy of Midlothian, VA, and Charles Mathews and wife Teri, of Rice, MN.; 6 grandchildren; her sister, Ann Knoch and husband David, and their sons, of Corolla; and first cousin Jean Bryan of Pittsboro.
The funeral service for Margaret Mathews will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at Pittsboro United Methodist Church, with Rev. Ben Alexander and Rev. Ray Gooch presiding. Entombment will follow in the church columbarium.
Friends may visit with the family from 7 – 9 pm Friday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro.
Memorial contributions may be sent to either the Pittsboro United Methodist Church Music Fund or to the PHS Alumni Association.
Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obituaries”.
Arrangements for Mrs. Mathews are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.