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LH Mathis

April 22, 1945 — January 13, 2024

Tuckasegee

LH Mathis

Rev. LH Mathis, age 78 of Tuckasegee NC, passed away after an extended period of declining health, on Saturday January 13, 2024. He was born on April 22, 1945, in Jackson County, to the late Anzel and Mary (Melton) Mathis. 

LH was a devoted to the Lord and traveled around the world preaching the gospel to all he encountered.  He started in the churches in Little Canada and eventually was preaching in South America and the Philippines.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed time spent outdoors.

LH is survived by his loving daughter, Kristi Norris (Charlie), grandson, Evan Norris; siblings, Herman Mathis of Tuckasegee and Lois Harris of Castlerock, WA; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and eleven siblings: Oma Lee Nicholson of Pickens SC, Dicie Norris of Sylva NC, Jamie Mathis of Sylva NC, Junior Mathis of Toledo WA, Jessie Cochran of Sylva NC, Betty Lee Burrell of Sylva NC, JB Mathis of Tuckasegee NC, Willis Mathis of Longview WA, Willie Oliver Mathis -infant, and Louella Mathis. -infant.

The family will receive friends from 1:00PM – 2:00PM on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Appalachian Funeral Services, Sylva NC, with a Funeral Service at 2:00PM.  Rev. Stanley Adcock, officiating.  Interment will follow at Sols Creek Cemetery, Tuckasegee NC.

Pallbearers - James Middleton, Robby Middleton, Braydon Middleton, Dusty Middleton, Terry McCall, Billy Gunter, Mark Mathis.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, January 18, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Appalachian Funeral Services

165 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Appalachian Funeral Services

165 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

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Graveside Service

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Sols Creek Cemetery

, Tuckasegee, NC 28783

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