Loudon County, Tennessee
Death Records or Obituaries.


This collection of obituaries and death notices was shared with me by Ed and Della Matlock of Texas. These appear to be either Knoxville, Lenoir City or Loudon, Tennessee Newspapers.  None of these had the name of paper on them and some did not have a date… Comments by me will be in [  ] brackets.  Permission was granted by Mr. & Mrs Matlock to add these to our webpages…. Thanks bunches.....Wanda R. Grubb-Albers.


Thursday May 26, [1938]

Floyd Goodwin Jr. Was Cleaning Gun When Father Left for Work; Funeral Wednesday.
Floyd Herman Goodwin Jr., 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd H. Goodwin was found dead by his father, about 8:00am Monday, when the son failed to bring a bucket of water to where he was working in the field.  The father said the ill-fated youth was cleaning his 16 gauge shotgun when he left the house, and that he felt certain death came as an accident.
The dead youth was for a time a student at Lenoir City High and was well liked by his acquaintences and schoolmates, who knew him as a quite, well mannered boy.  He was a member of the Paw Paw Plains Baptist Church.
Funeral service were held Wednesday at 2:30 from the Woodlawn M. E. Church and Interment was in the Woodlawn cemetery.  Revs. H. J. Beasley and W. R. James conducted the services and Thomas-Tallent Funeral Home directed. 
Surviving are the parents and two brothers, Roy and Boyd Goodwin.

[His mother was Maud Matlock Goodwin daughter of John T. Matlock and Levina Ella Matlock]



Mr. Matlock Charles Raymond Matlock, 65, formerly of Lenoir City died on Wednesday, May 16, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He had been employed by Franks electric Motor Company and lived in Cincinnati since 1942.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sue Harrison Matlock; son Raymond Harrison Matlock; who was graduate from U. T. Law School in June; brothers, Herbert W. Matlock of Knoxville, and Frank Matlock of Bristol; sisters, Mrs Herbert Rogers of Madisonville, Mrs. O. J. Dail of Greenvile, Ill., and Mrs. Charles Lovelace and Mrs. Clyde Pickell, both of Lenoir City.
Graveside services were held on Sunday, May 20, at Lakeview Cemetery with the Rev. Phil Ernst officiating; Hawkins Mortuary was in charge.

[Mr. Matlock was son of John T. Matlock and Lavina Ella Matlock]


J. B. Matlock Electric Co. Head, Dies.
[Have his death was August 1959 in Cincinnati, OH.] 

James B. Matlock, 59, president of the Matlock Electric Co., died Saturday at his home, 426 Warren Ave., Clifton.
His physician said he apparently suffered a heart attack.  He had been under treatment for a heart ailment for about three years.
Mr. Matlock was found by two painters who heard him fall to the floor while they were working on an upper floor of the dwelling.
The electric company is at 1456 Harrison Ave.

[James Bruce Matlock is son of John T. Matlock and Lavina Ella Matlock]


Walter J. Matlock 72, of Loudon, Route 1, passed away at Bacon Hospital July 23.  Survivors: daugher Mrs. William Fulton, Dayton Ohio; sons, Jess, Melbourne Fla; W. E. Barnsville, GA, Tom, Loudon; three brothers, Herbert, Kinsport, Frank, Bristol, Raymond, Cincinnati, Ohio; four sisters; Mrs. O. J. Dail, Greenville, Ill; Mrs. Herbert Rogers, Madisonville; Mrs Clyde Pickell; Mrs Charlie Lovelace both of Lenoir City; 13 grandchildren one great grandchild. Funeral service 2 pm Friday, Prospect Baptist Church, Rev. James Wells, Rev. O C. Rainwater officiating.  The body will lie in state one hour at the church.  Interment, Prospect Cemetery.  Quinn & Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon in charge.

[Walter John Matlock was son of John T. Matlock and Lavina Ella Matlock]


[John’s death date 10 May 1944]
John Matlock, 77, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floyd Goodwin of the Woodlawn Community near Lenoir City.  Survivors: four daughters, Mrs. Goodwin, Mrs. O. J. Dale, Mrs. George Retledge and Mrs. Clyde Pickel; five sons; Walter, Bruce, Herbert, Raymond and Frank.  Funeral at 2pm Friday at Woodlawn Church, Revs. O. H. Lawhorn and Oakley Johnson officiating. Burial in church cemetery.  Quinn Funeral Home, Loudon, in charge.

[John T. Matlock was son of James Pickel. Matlock and Elizabeth F. Hudson; James Pickel Matlock was granson of Jason Matlock Sr.]


May 26, 1938
Mrs. John Matlock Died Tuesday Night
Death ended the long illness of Mrs. Ella Levina Matlock 69, wife of John Matlock of Lenoir City, Route two, Tuesday at 10:00p.m.  Mrs. Matlock died at the family residence in the Clinch River community.
Funeral services will be held from the Woodlawn Methodist Church Friday at 2:00pm and interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.  Revs H. J. Beasley and W. R. James will conduct the services.
The deceased was a faithful member of the Paw Paw Plains Baptist Church and a devoted wife and mother.  She was highly respected by a wide circle of relatives and friends.
Surviving are her husband John T. Matlock, four daughters: Mrs Floyd Goodwin city Route 2; Mrs O. J. Dale, Evansville, IN; Mrs. George Ratledge, city; and Mrs. Clyde Pickell, Martel; five sons, Walter of Loudon; Bruce of Dayton, Ohio; and Herbert, Raymond and Frank of Kingsport; two sisters Mrs. Dent James of Loudon and Mrs. Billie Robinson of Harriman and three brothers Jim, Sam and Frank Matlock of Loudon.

[Lavina Ella Matlock was daughter of John C. Matlock and Mary Jane Olphiant; John C was son of Jesse Matlock and Elendor McPhearson].

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