Anita Chloe Mathes Chandler
September 18, 1938 - October 14, 2014
Anita Chloe Mathes Chandler died Tuesday, October 14, 2014,
at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 76.
Mrs. Chandler was born on September 18, 1938 in Albany, Georgia.
She grew up in Ponchatoula, Louisiana and was a resident of Utica,
Mississippi for over 60 years. She was a member of the Utica Christian
Early in her adult life, Mrs. Chandler worked as a school bus driver and
cafeteria worker so she could work where her children went to school.
Later in life, she was employed by the US Postal Service as a rural mail
carrier until she retired.
Mrs. Chandler was preceded in death by her late husband, Sidney
Mathes, Sr.; daughter, Carol Ann Mathes; father, John Wesley Tanner;
mother, Edna Brumfield Tanner; and four brothers, Thomas Tanner,
Steve Tanner, Wendal Tanner, and John Tanner. She is survived by her
husband, Jim Chandler of Utica; two sisters, Julia Tanner Beyle of
Covington, Louisiana and Nette Tanner Allums of Denham Springs,
Louisiana; brother, Richard Tanner of Covington, Louisiana; four sons,
Sidney Mathes, Jr., Ernest Mathes, Sr., and Wayne Mathes of Utica; and
Dennis Mathes of Cabot, Arkansas; nine grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, October 16 at Glenwood Funeral Home
in Utica, Mississippi from 5 PM – 8 PM. Funeral services will be held
Friday, October 17 at 10:30 AM at the Utica Christian Church with Rev. brad Hartzog officiating. Burial will follow at the Utica Cemetery.