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Garza County News


Thurman Maddox

1925 - 2011

Published Oct. 30, 2011 @ 10:37 a.m.

Thurman Maddox, 86, of Olton and formerly of Post, died on Friday October 28, 2011 at the Runningwater Draw Care Center in Olton.  He was born on January 27, 1925 to Roy C. and Erma Ruel (Bolton) Maddox at Brady, Texas.  Thurman was the first born of twins.  Herman was the second born and preceded Thurman in death October 28, 1994.   Thurman started school in Brown and Coleman counties.  In 1935 his family came to Post to farm.  Thurman graduated Post High School and married Lucy Faye Clary on June 19, 1947 in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orien Clary.  The Rev. Reed performed the wedding ceremony.  Thurman worked for Oscar Garner, Stanley Butler and later for Shelley and Frances Camp delivering fuel to homes, ranches and farms.  After retirement he worked at Old Mill Trade Days.  Thurman loved wood working and sold his creations at the Old Mill Trade Days.  He was a Baptist..  In March of this year he and Faye moved to Olton to live.  He was also preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law: Billy Griffin, March 5, 2011.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Post.  Rev. Darren Weaver, pastor officiating.  Burial will follow at the Terrace Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the personal care of Dee and Janet Justice, Justice-Mason Funeral Home, Post.

He is survived by wife: Faye Maddox of Olton.  Three daughters: Teresia and her husband Glen  Williams of Post; Donna and her husband Mike Wiley of Olton and Nancy Griffin of Lubbock.  One  brother: Pete and his wife Sammie Maddox of Brownwood. One sister: Fleta Caffey of Post.  Seven grandchildren: Hilary and her husband Jim Barnes of Lubbock, Heather Smith of Mansfield, Athene and her husband Tucker Stennett of Plainview, Jay and his wife Jessica Williams of Agawam, Mass., Clay and his wife Michele Williams of Wilson, Timothy Griffin and Bryce Griffin, both of Lubbock.  Seven great-grandchildren: Mandalyn Barnes, Ashlyn Stennett, Aspen Williams, Brooklyn Williams, Chance Barnes, Sean Smith and Hunter Williams.

Pallbearers will be Jay Williams, Clay Williams, Timothy Griffin, Bryce Griffin, Jim Barnes, Tucker Stennett, Sean Smith and Chance Barnes.

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