- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 27 Jun 2002.
Samuel Ray Williams obituary
- [S113] Manes Funeral Home, (http://www.manesfuneralhome.com), 11 Jun 2015.
(December 22, 1933 - June 11, 2015)
Leroy “PeeWee” Mathis, age 81, of Newport, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Newport Medical Center. He was a member of Newport Masonic Lodge #234 and a thirty second degree Scottish Rite Mason in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his mother, Belva Mathis Large; father Willie Bright; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Pal and Bert Williams; and daughter, Jackie Lee Mathis. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Opal Mathis of Newport; daughter, Patricia (Pat) Taylor of Newport; brothers, Gene (Jackie) Large of Newport, Leon “Teaberry” (Mary Sue) Large of Cosby; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Herman and Irene Williams of Texas, Jack and Carolyn Williams of Newport, Theodore and Theda Williams of Newport, Helen Grooms of Newport, and Ailene Costner of Newport. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Union Cemetery. Family and friends may sign the guest register online at www.manesfuneralhome.com Manes Funeral Home in charge.
- [S147] Find a Grave, (Memorial: 147766090).
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Name: Leroy Mathis
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 03 Mar 1954
Event Place: Cocke, Tennessee, United States
Spouse's Name: Opal Williams
"Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12591-42380-11?cc=1619127 : accessed 17 June 2015), 004485980 > image 2063 of 2991; county courthouses, Tennessee.