Dr. Doris Boozer Matthews
West Columbia—Dr. Doris B. Matthews, Ph.D. of West Columbia passed away January 4, 2018. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Road in Lexington. The service will be conducted by Reverend Alexander H. Twedt, Pastor of Transfiguration Lutheran Church. Visitation is from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington, 4720 Augusta Road, Lexington.
Dr. Matthews was born in Lexington, SC on August 18, 1932 to the late Otto Raymond and Ruth Olive Boozer. She was a graduate of Newberry College for her undergraduate degree and the University of S.C. for her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees. She was a well-known educator on the local, state and national levels. Until her retirement from the State system, she taught and conducted research at the University of S.C. and S. C. State University. After retirement from the State, she taught or developed and administered programs at several private colleges and universities: North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C., Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C., and Voorhees College in Denmark, S.C. Her accomplishments include pioneering research in techniques of stress management and learning styles for young people. In addition to teaching and research, she was a leader in educational organizations, having served as executive director of S.C. Association of Teacher Educators and president to the State Unit of the American Association of University Professors. She was a life member of Phi Delta Kappa and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Surviving the deceased are three children: Shirley Ruth Shirey (Aaron) of Lexington, SC, Charles Ray Matthews (Cam) of Mt. Pleasant SC, and Sylvia Ann Matthews (Murray Folger) of Houston TX, three grandchildren: Charles Ryan Matthews of Miami, FL, Cole Hunter Matthews (Michelle) of Greenville SC, and Katherine Cayce Egner of Houston, TX. Also surviving is one brother, Raymond L. Boozer (Alice) of Gilbert, SC. In addition to her parents, Dr. Matthews was predeceased by her husband, C.L. Matthews, Jr.
Memorials may be made to Transfiguration Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 2461, Cayce-West Columbia SC, 29171, or to a charitable organization of your choice.
Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of the arrangements.