Mrs. Nancy Palmer “Polly” Matthews, age 88, of Chattanooga, TN formerly of Atlanta, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Matthews was born in Centre, Alabama on March 5, 1920, daughter of the late Joseph E. and Nellie Fleming Palmer. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta and loved ballroom dancing. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Matthews was employed with the Eastman-Kodak Company for 26 years.

Mrs. Matthews is survived by a son, Gerald A. (sandra)Yates of Atlanta; daughter, Jennille (Jim)Jumper of Chattanooga, TN; 7 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

Graveside and interment services for Mrs. Matthews will be held Friday, March 6, 2009 at 1:30 P.M. in the Greenhills Memory Gardens with Rev. George Palmer officiating.

Pallbearers will be great-grandchildren, Anderson Haney,Scooter Hillis, Seth Hillis, Dustin Hillis, Travis Hillis and Shane Hillis.

Mrs. Matthews will be in state at Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Friday from 12:00 noon until the funeral hour.