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Nigle Winton Matthews

February 2, 1943 — April 30, 2024

Phenix City, AL

Nigle Winton Matthews, 81, of Phenix City, Alabama, passed away Tuesday night, April 30, 2024, in the comfort of his home in Phenix City.

Nigle is survived by his wife, Linda Graves Matthews, whom he married on December 1, 1962, at Holland Creek Baptist Church in Phenix City; children, Melissa Dawn Matthews Smith (Eric) of Helena, Alabama, Tamara Matthews Sanders (Greg) of Opelika, Christopher Nigle Matthews (Amy) of Phenix City, and Jonathan Edwin Matthews of Phenix City; sister, Connie Lynn Matthews Williams of Phenix City; grandchildren, Laura Catherine Smith, Megan Elisabeth Smith, Olivia Dawn Smith, Rebekah Joy Smith, Matthew Karl Smith, and Kyle Westin Matthews; cherished cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Nigle was born February 2, 1943, in Hartford, Alabama, to the late Winton Nigle Matthews and Irene Nichols Matthews.  

Nigle graduated from Central High School in June 1961, having previously attended Summerville Elementary School, Central Elementary, and Central Annex. He later studied accounting at Perry Business School in Columbus, Georgia.  

He was employed at Kwik Chek Grocery in Phenix City, Alabama, after high school and later at the Eagle and Phenix Mills and Christopher-Caldwell Company in Columbus, Georgia. 

 In February 1990, Nigle and Linda established Admiral Business Forms in the Wynnton Building in Columbus, Georgia. They retired in December 2022. 

Nigle was a believer in Jesus Christ and a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. He was formerly a member of Holland Creek Baptist Church in Phenix City from 1962 until it closed in 2010.  

Nigle liked to read, especially books by Louis L’Amour. He was gifted in all things electronic and loved new tech. He enjoyed a good game of Scrabble, and he loved to watch the Atlanta Braves and Central High School baseball. He and Linda worked puzzles together almost every day: Wordle, Connections, and Jumble, to name a few. They also read the Bible together every evening. In the 32 years that they worked together, they built many friendships with customers, vendors, and other tenants in the Wynnton Building. One of the highlights of their working career was eating lunch at Country’s Barbecue on Mercury Drive. Although pancreatic cancer was not in their retirement plans, they faced it bravely. Nigle loved well and will be dearly missed. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm EDT on Friday, May 3, 2024, at Vance Brooks Funeral Home in Phenix City with Rev. Charles Keown and Rev. Andrew Spires officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. 


 




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Visitation

Friday, May 3, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - Phenix City

3738 US-431, Phenix, AL 36867

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 3, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - Phenix City

3738 US-431, Phenix, AL 36867

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Interment

Friday, May 3, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City, Alabama

4310 N Alabama 1, Phenix City, AL 36867

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