Pauline Germany Matthews, 103, died in Union, Mississippi, on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

Funeral services are to be held for Pauline Matthews, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Bluff Springs Church of God, 14990 Road 210, Union, Mississippi with burial in Union City Cemetery. Visitation was Monday, June 10, 2013, 5-8 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home, 205 North Street, Union, Mississippi. Officiating ministers are the Rev. Paul Ninemire and the Rev. Jeff Hancock. Stephens Funeral Home of Union is in charge of the arrangements.

Pauline Matthews, the daughter of the late Josie Ozborn and Sam Germany, was born in Neshoba County, on March 28, 1910. She died at home in Union on June 8, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Hugh Matthews, and her six siblings, four of whom reached adulthood.

Mrs. Matthews lived in Neshoba County and the Town of Union her entire life. From the beginning, she attended Bluff Springs Church of God, her mother having taken her there as an infant. Therefore, her family chose to return to this church for her funeral service while knowing her soul departed at the time of her death to enter the Church Triumphant.

Survivors include her daughter, Polly Matthews Gordon, and her husband, Marcus Gordon of Union; one son, Milton "Bud" Matthews of Pearl; four grandchildren: Craig Gordon and his wife, Brenda Waller Gordon, of Oxford; Teresa Gordon Parker of Louisville; Darin Gordon and his wife, Polly Wilkins Gordon, of Corinth, Texas; Brian Gordon of Union, Mississippi; two great grandchildren, Lanna Parker and Lara Kelle Parker; and, a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.