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Virginia Matthews-Powell, 88, retired operator with AT&T

Virginia Matthews-Powell

OAK ISLAND — Virginia Matthews-Powell, 88, formerly of Mount Holly, New Jersey, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Samuel Pullen; husbands, Harold W. Matthews Sr. and Louis E. “Ed” Powell; and four sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by three sons, Harold W. Matthews Jr., and his wife, Patricia, of Mount Holly, New Jersey, Samuel J. Matthews, and his wife, Judy, of Southampton, New Jersey, and Bruce E. Matthews of Southport; daughter, Linda B. Barton of Savannah, Georgia; brother, John (Barbara) Pullen of Oak Island; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; special friends from Oak Island and New Jersey; bingo buddies; and her precious Yorkie, Buddy.

Virginia was a retired AT&T operator and enjoyed playing bingo with her friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422; or Oak Island Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1503 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465.

A celebration of life service for Virginia will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 16, at the Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home Chapel. A service will be held in Mount Holly, New Jersey, at a later date.

Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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