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Oren Eugene "Fat Cat" Matthews II


“Welcome Home my Good and Faithful Servant.”

Oren Eugene “Fat Cat” Matthews II, 70, of Brevard went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of the late Oren Eugene Matthews Sr. and Ruby Whitmire Matthews. A rock to his wife of 54 years, Patsy Chapman Matthews, he was her best of all friends, forever chauffeur, thrift store buddy, restaurant companion, a great provider and most of all, a Christian husband who she loved with all her heart, sharing a beautiful life together. She is glad and honored to have been his wife. “See you on down the road – our love forever.”

He was a wonderful father to his son, Shannon, teaching him many things that will live on forever.

Surviving in addition to his wife and son are two sisters-in-law, Freda McKelvey and Freida Chapman; nieces, Ronette Dill, Ranessa Thomas and Ranille McCall; nephews, Thad McKelvey and Milon Chapman; and two special cousins, Danny Allender and Sue Green.

The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in at Faith Baptist Church, Lake Toxaway, with Rev. Kyle Reese, Rev. Wayne Owen and Rev. Hank Moffitt officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


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