Emily Hunter Mathews, age 78, of Iron City, GA passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 20, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services for Mrs. Mathews will be held on Thursday morning, Sept. 22, 2016 at the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home in Donalsonville, GA at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Scarborough officiating. Interment will follow in Olive Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemeterywith Rob Blackburn, Robin Blackburn, Lanny Williams, Kyle Aligood, Chuck Newberry, and Larry Fennell serving as active casketbearers. Honorary casketbearers will be members of the Seminole County Board of Education Transportation Dept. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. Mrs. Mathews was born on August 8, 1938 in Iron City, GA to Martin and Clara Williams Hunter. She was a bus driver with the Seminole County Board of Education for 43 years, 40 as a full time driver and 3 years as a part time driver. Mrs. Mathews loved “her school bus children”, but she especially loved her family and friends and spending time with them. Her favorite place and pastime may have just been spending time on her backporch. She was a member of Highway Freewill Baptist Church in Brinson, GA. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Dale Mathews of Iron City, GA, Darlene Morris and husband Jim of Bainbridge, GA and Debra McLendon and husband Russell of Iron City, GA. Mrs. Mathews is also survived by three grandchildren, David Mathews, Jr. of Rocky Point, NY, Brian Smith and his wife Jenny of Massapequa, NY, and Christie Wynn-Scott of Iron City, GA; as well as seven great grandchildren, Lauren Mathews, Brandon Mathews, and Megan Mathews of Rocky Point, NY, Sebastian Smith and Svjetlana Smith of Massapequa, NY, and McKayla Scott and Brody Scott of Iron City, GA. Mrs. Mathews was preceded in death by her parents, Martin Hunter and Clara Williams Hunter; her husband, Edward Mathews; her brother, Edgar Hunter; and two sons, David Mathews, Sr. and Donald Mathews.