June 16, 1914—Jan. 9, 2013
Funeral services for Mary Virginia Lane Maddux, 98, were held Jan. 12 at First United Methodist Church in Cookeville. Burial followed at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville. The Rev. Max Mayo and the Rev. Drew Shelley officiated.
Mrs. Maddux passed away Jan. 9, 2013, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 16, 1914, in Wickliffe, KY, to the late Gertrude Nichols Lane and Joseph Ernest Lane.
Mary Virginia graduated valedictorian from Cookeville High School and attended Tennessee Polytechnic Institute. She transferred to Eastern Kentucky State College in Richmond, KY, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She received her Master of Arts from Tennessee Technological University. She taught in elementary and high schools in Covington, KY, and Elizabethton, TN.
After she married the late Jared Maddux, the family lived in Nashville, where Jared served as Tennessee state comptroller. Jared and Mary Virginia moved back to Cookeville in 1948 where he practiced law and also served four terms as Speaker of the Senate and Lieutenant Governor of the state of Tennessee. In addition to raising their three children, Mary Virginia was an active church and civic volunteer in Cookeville.
At the First United Methodist Church in Cookeville, Mary Virginia was a Sunday school teacher, a member of numerous church committees and was elected chair of her church circle. She was the president of the local United Methodist Women and the president of the District Methodist Women. Additionally, she served as the president of the Wesley Foundation board of directors and as a member of the Triad board of directors.
She was president of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 46 and held the position of director of government at Volunteer Girls State in Murfreesboro for more than 25 years. She also conducted the mock legislative sessions at American Legion Boys State at Tennessee Tech for many years.
Mary Virginia was a literacy advocate for several years and taught numerous adults to read as a tutor in the adult literacy program for the Putnam County Literacy Council. Mary Virginia helped start the program and also became the Literacy Council’s first president. In addition, she also served on both the Upper Cumberland board and the Putnam County Library board. She was also president of the Upper Cumberland Guidance Counselor’s Association and was a long-time member of the Cookeville House and Garden Club.
After her children all started school, Mary Virginia returned to work as an adjunct mathematics professor at Tennessee Tech University. She later became the assistant director of admissions for the university and traveled to high schools throughout the state to recruit students for Tennessee Tech.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother, Joseph E. Lane Jr.
Her family includes her daughter, Virginia Maddux Moore; son, Judge John Jared Maddux Jr. and wife, Lynne; and her daughter, Rachel Maddux Rader and husband, Dan. She is survived by her eight grandchildren, Lane Moore (Shannon), Lara Moore Mowery (Joel), Jared Maddux (Jennifer), Sara Maddux Robertson (Joseph), Daniel Rader IV, Mary Virginia (Ginna) Rader Felts (Tucker), Rachel Elizabeth (Beth) Rader Dunklau (Henry) and John Rader; and her 11 precious great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her grandchildren and nephews, Joe Lane and Tom Maddux. Honorary pallbearers were Margaret Hale, Virginia Gibson, Lessie Hayes, Linda Hawkins, Mary Byrd King and George King.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mary Virginia Maddux Scholarship at Tennessee Tech University, TTU P.O. Box 1915, Cookeville, TN 38501, or to the Cookeville First United Methodist Church, 165 East Broad St., Cookeville, TN 38501.
Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. You may share your thoughts and memories at www.hhhfunerals.com.
June 16, 1914—Jan. 9, 2013
A memorial service was held Dec. 6 at Trinity Tabernacle for Billy Kay Jones, who passed away at home Nov. 29, 2013, at the age of 58.
John William "Bill" Irvin, 85, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held today, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Tansi Community Church, with Dr. Paul Dixon officiating. Family will receive friends on Tuesday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Cumberland County.
Roger Morris Goss, 65, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 1, 2013, at Renaissance Terrace in Harriman. Funeral services were held Dec. 5 at Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Jonathan Loveday officiating. Interment was in Price Cemetery.
Mrs. Louise Sherrill Evans, 89, of Rockwood, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at the Roane Medical Center in Harriman. Funeral services were held Dec. 6, with the Rev. Jimmy Turner and Bro. Dudley Evans officiating. Interment and burial was held Dec. 7, in Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood.
Florine Cole, 71, was born Dec. 31, 1941, to Ambrose and Emma Cole in Rockwood and passed away Dec. 6, 2013, in Crossville. Funeral service was held Dec. 9 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with Charles Snodgrass officiating. Burial will be in Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
Sharon Kay (Surcuilas) Aguilar, 40, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held at bilbrey Funeral Home Dec. 6, 2013, with Bro. Kirk Kirkeminde officiating. Interment was in Crossville City Cemetery.
John William Irvin, 85, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at Tansi Community Church, with Dr. Paul Dixon officiating. Family will receive friends on Tuesday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Cumberland County.
Helen Dellene (Lewis) Meadows, 83, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 30, 2013, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home Dec. 4, with Bro. Ralph Reagan officiating. Interment was in Clifty Cemetery.
Ronald Waldo Evans, "Ron," 79, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 1, 2013, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Purdue and the Rev. Jerry Mayo officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.
Carolyn O. Dyer, 62, of Brentwood, Tennessee, passed away Nov. 30, 2013.
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