Loretta Head Mattox

Loretta Head Mattox, 84, of Pierce County, passed away Thursday morning, May 30, 2019, at her residence.

Born in Nahunta, January 16, 1935, she had lived in Pierce County all of her life. She was a homemaker, devoted wife, and loving mother.  She enjoyed keeping a spotless home, cooking (apple turnovers and homemade divinity), and sewing – when she was younger, but her passion was working in her yards. Beautiful, flowers, trees and a manicured lawn were her pride and joy. She also enjoyed gardening almost with as much passion as doing yardwork. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher.

She was a daughter of the late Virgie Strickland Fullard and Frank Head.  She was also preceded in death by both of her sisters and a brother-in-law, Jo Love Miller and Judy and Junior Williamson.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Hyson J. “Dink” Mattox, Pierce County; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Keith Booth and Maudie and Terry Allen, all of Homerville and Susan and Ray Parker, Pierce County; a brother-in-law Robert Miller, Cordele; five grandchildren, Lynn and Shawn Hulett, Jason and Kelly Booth, Shannon and Shasta Allen, Emily and Denver Arnold, and Shane and Lea Parker; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Beulah Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, from the Beulah Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Beulah Cemetery.  

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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