Dorothy W. Matthews, 85, of Atlanta, GA., died Thursday December 29, 2011. The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Thursday January 5, 2012 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel with Rev. Dr. Stuart C. Greene officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Tucker. Mrs. Matthews was an Atlanta native, a devoted homemaker, an avid runner, and a member of Duluth First United Methodist Church. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; James Maurice Walsh and Dorothy Gertrude Walsh, and husband; John Howard Matthews. She is survived by daughters; Marybeth Emerson and Bonnie Matthews, Son; Ken Matthews, Granddaughter; Elise Emerson, and Niece; Patricia Walsh Thomas-Trimm. The family will receive friends Wednesday January 4, 2011 from 4-8 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.