Laura Frances Jones Mathison passed quietly at The Village at Cook Springs on Jan. 22, 2009. She was born June 28, 1919, in New Market.
Mrs. Mathison was the longtime director of alumni affairs at her alma mater, The University of Montevallo. She was a proud, faithful member of Montevallo First United Methodist Church. She taught typing, bookkeeping and shorthand at Hanceville, Riverside (Decatur), Brookwood and Greensboro high schools before moving to Montevallo with her family in 1963.
She was a member of the Shelby County Retired Teachers Association, past president; Metropolitan Dinner Club, lifetime director; Montevallo Garden Club, past president; Forthian Literary Club, past president; McCoy Sunday School Class, past president; Prayer Paracletes; Love Circle; United Methodist Women, Greensboro and Montevallo; Calliope Study Club in Greensboro, Charter Member and past president; Member of The Club of Birmingham.
Laura Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Kermit Mathison, and parents, William Hereford and Elizabeth Clopton Jones.
She is survived by her son, Leslie K. Mathison Jr. (Amy) of Talladega; daughter, Stephanie M. Terrell (Paul) of Leeds; grandchildren, Brian Paul Terrell (Liz) of Homewood, Melanie Terrell Baggett (Paul) of Cahaba Heights, Mary Elizabeth Mathison of Talladega; brother, Walter Clopton Jones (Sue) of Foley; sister in law, Helen M. Hooker of Huntsville; nieces, Barbara J. Mullins and Perky H. Taylor; nephews, Robert M. Hooker Jr. and Walter C. Jones II.
Services were at the Montevallo First United Methodist Church Jan. 25, 2009, at 2 p.m. The family will greet friends in the Church Sanctuary one hour prior to the service. Private internment will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Montevallo First United Methodist Church or the University of Montevallo Scholarship Fund in memory of Kermit and Laura Frances Mathison.
The family wishes to thank the staff of The Village at Cook Springs and St. Vincent’s East for their loving care of their mother.
Rockco Funeral Home, Montevallo directed.