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Douglas Carl Mathews

July 2, 1974 — December 8, 2022

Douglas Carl Mathews, 48, of Avondale Estates passed away on December 8, 2022 after a long and valiant fight with Type One diabetes.   


Doug was born on July 2, 1974 to David F. and Barbara Mathews. After graduating from high school, Doug attended Appalachian State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. While at Appalachian State, Doug joined Phi Lambda Pi and met brothers who became lifelong friends.


During his time in college, he met the love of his life, Rendy Dinovo. After college, Doug and Rendy moved to Rendy’s hometown, Grayson, Georgia. Doug and Rendy got married in Jamaica in 1999 and went on to have their daughter, Catherine Ahana Mathews, in 2006.   Doug was extremely proud of his daughter and firmly believed that she was the smartest, prettiest and most mature child ever born.


Doug was a veteran Biology teacher at Stone Mountain High School, teaching AP Biology, Environmental Science and Freshman Biology. He was a well-loved and valued teacher at the school. Being a High School teacher was one of the most fulfilling career choices Doug could have chosen. He put his all into his students and supported them in ways above and beyond what was expected. His understanding and support of his kids helped some go to college, Law school, Medical school and beyond.


Doug believed strongly that opportunity and understanding should be available for all people, regardless of their skin color, financial position, sexual orientation or religious preferences.   He enjoyed a good meal, intelligent conversation and going on vacation with his family.  A favorite destination was Walt Disney World where he was often chosen to be “that guy” at the Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor.


Doug was predeceased by his father, David F. Mathews and is survived by his beloved wife and daughter, Rendy and Catherine (Mathews); his mother, Barbara (Mathews); his siblings, Kevin and Mandy (Mathews), his nephew, Jayden (Mathews) and his dogs Mena and Merlin.




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Friday, December 16, 2022

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