Loubelle “Sue” Matney-Boyd (8-27-18)


Loubelle “Sue” McCasland Matney-Boyd Matney-Boyd was born on Feb. 18, 1927, in Hardin County, Tennessee to the late Grant Allen and Lila McConnell McCasland.  She was the oldest of five children and raised in the Cerro Gordo community.

She married Carl B. Matney Sr. from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Carl was in the United States Navy and “Sue,” as he affectionately called her, settled into her role as a military wife. Sue and Carl had two children, Buddy and Deborah. After retiring from the Navy, they made their way back to Lawrenceburg. Carl worked as a park ranger at Davy Crockett State Park until his death on May 31, 1989.  Sue later moved to Huntsville, Alabama where she worked in the jewelry business, making and selling fine and costume jewelry.

Sue remarried Roy J. Boyd, USAF, Ret. Col. on Nov. 26, 1993, in Maryland. They made their home in Huntsville until their health took them to live in Nebraska closer to family.

Loubelle, four feet four inches (with heels) of pure feistiness, always loved to go shopping. She loved to go to flea markets, estate sales, the military exchange or antique stores. Each treasure she hauled in always had a special place and a story. She was not known for her cooking but she always believed in having dessert with every meal; her pick was pie.

Loubelle Matney-Boyd passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 27, in Nebraska.

She is survived by two children, Deborah Matney Ritze  and Carl B. Matney Jr. and wife Susan; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mollie Plunk and husband Bill of Adamsville, Jo Hammock and husband William of Mooreville, Mississippi, and Linda Gant and husband Gene of Pickwick; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, Loubelle was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Wayne Hinton; and son-in-law, Larry Ritze.

Private family service was held in Nebraska.