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Lawrence Evander Matheson

September 13, 1923 ~ May 1, 2021 (age 97)


Lawrence Evander Matheson, 97, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021. He was born in Chesterfield County, SC on September 13, 1923 to the late William Norman Matheson and Nezzie Boswell Matheson. Lawrence honorably served his country in the US Army, 32nd Infantry Division during World War II. He retired as a Conservation Technician from the Department of Agriculture and was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.           

He is survived by his daughters: Margaret M. White (Mike), Janice M. Lilienthal (John); grandchildren: Angie W. Dutton (Bobby), Brian White (Tina); great-grandchildren: Christa, Caroline, and Sam Dutton; numerous nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Brown Matheson; daughter, Lois Elaine Matheson; siblings: Alton, Billy, Margaret, Oneda, and an infant.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610 with military honors.

The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, Wednesday at the funeral home.

For anyone unable to attend, the chapel service will be live streamed and can be viewed at under Lawrence’s tribute.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3120 N. New Hope Road, Raleigh, NC 27604.                 

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May 5, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel (Knightdale, NC)

Funeral Service
May 5, 2021

1:00 PM
L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel (Knightdale, NC)

Video is available for this event


Oakwood Cemetery
701 Oakwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27601

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