OCILLA -- Howard Matthews, 71, of Ocilla and formerly of Fitzgerald, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Irwin County Hospital in Ocilla.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at The Paulk Funeral Home Chapel in Ocilla. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Fitzgerald.

The family will receive friends one our prior to the service at the funeral home.

To sign the online registry, go to www.paulkfuneralhome.com.

Paulk Funeral Home

Ocilla 229/468-7441