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Subject: MADDOX, Mary Viola Sanders - 2/14/1938
Author: mortenson77
Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Classification: Obituary


Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Christian church[Benton,KY], with the Rev. Perry L. Stone officiating, at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Mary Viola Maddox, 85 years of age, who died Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sue Cruce, in Murray, Kentucky. She was the widow of the late I. O. Maddox, a former Marshall countian of prominent family connections.
Mrs. Maddox was a lovable, kindly, and generous character, and her deeds through life will ever live in the hearts of those with whom she had contact. She had been ill only three weeks, and although she had been practically unable to see for many years, she was not idle and worked to the interest of her loved ones and friends.
She is survived by five children, Ernest Maddox, Memphis, Tenn., Harry Maddox, Jackson, Miss., Ray Maddox, Murray, Mrs. Sue Cruce, Murray and Mrs. Sam Yongue, New Orleans, La. A number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. Maddox had spent a large portion of her recent years in Murray with her son, Ray, also a former resident of Benton.
Active pallbearers were: Ivory, Adair, Headley Heath, Will Kuykendall, Will Ely, and Joe Minter. Members of the choir were flower bearers. Burial was in the Strow cemetery.
Among those from Murray who attended the funeral were: Rev. A. V. Havens, pastor of the First Christian Church, John Clopton, County Judge, Mrs. H. B. Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Morgan and W. B. Gilbert.

[Daughter of Thomas Constantine Sanders and Sarah Ellen Noe Sanders. Born in Canton, Trigg Co., KY.]

The Tribune Democrat, Benton, KY Feb. 18, 1938
85 Year Old Former Resident is Buried Here on Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Viola Maddox, 85, former long time resident of Benton and Marshall county, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. Cruce, of Murray, Ky, were held in Benton Tuesday afternoon at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Perry L. Stone officiating. Burial was in the Strow cemetery.
Mrs. Maddox died from the infirmities of old age. She was the widow of the late Ira Maddox, formerly a well known blacksmith here and was a member of the Christian Church. While she resided in Benton, she was an active church worker.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cruce, Murray, Ky., and Mrs. Sam Young [Yongue], Beaux [Breaux] Bridge, La., and three sons, Ernest, Memphis; Harry, Jackson, Miss., and Ray Maddox, Murray. A nephew, Joe Morgan, of Kenner, La. attended the rites. Mr. W. O. Trout, of Jonesboro, Ark. also attended the services.
Marshall county friends of the family served as pallbearers.