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Posted: August 9, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Local civil rights activist’s son has died

The son of a prominent Social Circle family has died.

Lurie Maddox Jr. was pronounced dead at his parents’ home on Wildflower Drive Thursday, August 7, according to Social Circle Police Chief Terry Sosebee. He was 26 years old.

Maddox Jr. had apparently been under medical care and had been in the hospital as of Wednesday, August 6.

His father, Lurie Maddox Sr., is a long-time civil rights activist in Social Circle, and his sister, Angela Porter, is a member of the Social Circle City Council.

According to the Young-Levett Funeral Home website, Maddox Jr.’s homegoing celebration will be Tuesday, August 12 at 1 p.m. at Graves Chapel AME Church, located at 1575 Alcovy Trestle Rd. in Social Circle.

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