Todd Matthews

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. – 2 Timothy 4:6-7

Todd Matthews, age 52 of Clarkesville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

Born in Gainesville on August 11, 1967, Todd was the son of Grace Evelyn Murphy Matthews and the late Lloyd A. Matthews, Sr. Todd was a Christian and a man of strong faith and he was a loving husband, father, son and brother. Todd worked his entire career in retail starting at A&P Foods right after graduating high school, later working for Kroger, and most recently he was an Assistant Manager with over 20 years of service, most recently at Cornelia Walmart. Todd loved his employees and customers and loved serving our community throughout his career. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan and was a member of Christ Place Church. In addition to his father, Todd was preceded in death by brother Tony Craig Matthews, sister Patsy Matthews Abernathy, father in law Lee Sellers and special nephew Craig Pierce.

Survivors include his loving wife Cindy Sellers Matthews of Clarkesville, son and daughter-in-law Parker and Kristie Matthews of Cleveland, daughter and son-in-law Peyton Matthews DeLay and Adam DeLay of Clarkesville, mother Grace Evelyn Murphy Matthews of Gainesville, brother Lloyd A. Matthews, Jr. (Janet) of Murrayville, sisters Evelyn Matthews Strickland (Randy J.) of Commerce and Peggy Matthews Pierce (Stanley) of Gainesville, mother in law Dorothy Franklin Sellers of Cornelia, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and extended family.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Randy Strickland, Rev. Brian Stephens and Parker Matthews officiating. Interment will follow the service in Hillside Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, August 1, 2020, from 6-8 PM and on Sunday, prior to the service from 1-3 PM.

In consideration of public health and safety, and at the request of the Matthews family, those in attendance should wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256

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