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Posted: February 5, 2009 5:57 p.m.

J.C. Maddox


Former State Rep. and attorney J.C. Maddox, 76, of Calhoun, passed away Jan. 29 at Gordon Hospital following a brief illness. He began his law practice as an associate with Ronald F. Chance in 1961 and became a partner in the Chance & Maddox Firm. He was a graduate of Porterdale High School in 1949, West Georgia College in 1956, the University of Georgia in 1957 and John Marshall University in 1961. He also served in the United States Coast Guard from 1951 to 1954. Mr. Maddox was active in local politics, having served as Georgia State Representative. He also was elected to the Gordon County Board of Commissioners and served as chairman. He also served as judge of Juvenile Court and Superior Court judge. He was a member of Belmont Baptist Church and was Sunday teacher of the Scrap Iron Bible Class. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and was an Eagle Scout.
Surviving are wife Dorothy Powell Maddox; son and daughter-in-law Harry and Faye Maddox daughters Beth and Tammy Maddox; brothers and sisters-in-law Lynwood and Bonnie Maddox of Tucker, David and Diane Maddox of Calhoun, Wayne and Vickie Maddox of Porterdale; sisters and brothers-in-law Faye and Don Aiken of Covington, Gail and Wallace Lindsey of Porterdale, Betty Shaw of Covington, Glenda Austin of Grenta, La., Shirley Crawford of Porterdale, Sharon Maddox of Oxford; grandchildren Loren and Lesle Maddox; several nieces and nephews great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services were Jan. 31 at Belmont Baptist Church with Dr. John Allen officiating. Interment will follow in Fain Cemetery.
The Covington News Feb. 6, 2009
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