Sarah Emerson Maddox
Died: January 27, 2014
Age: 82 years old
Sarah Emerson Maddox, 82, died at her home in Mayfield, Monday, January 27, 2014 at 2:00am following a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Mrs. Maddox graduated from Sedalia High School in 1949 and attended Murray State University. She was employed at Merit Clothing Company where she met her husband, Bill Maddox. They traveled together for many years selling men’s clothing and accessories.
She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church, “Disciples of Christ” in Mayfield where she served as a Sunday School teacher, a deacon and was active on many boards and committees.
Mrs. Maddox was an avid golfer and accomplished tennis player. Although she loved these sporting activities her passion was her family and helping other people.
She served with numerous community charity organizations such as March of Dimes, Kentucky Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, Christian Women’s Fellowship and she was a 20 year leader of the Hospital Auxiliary at Jackson Purchase Medical Center.
She is survived by one sister, Evelyn Jones of Naples, Fl. and one brother, Kenneth Emerson of Mayfield, Ky; two sons, William E. (Billy) Maddox II (Cynthia) of Paducah and Gregory Emerson (Lisa) Maddox of Ft. Worth, Tx.; four grandchildren, Kelly Maddox (Robert) Walker of Louisville, Amanda Margaret Maddox of Los Angeles, Ca., Katherine Lanier Maddox and William Whitman Maddox of Ft. Worth, Tx. and one great grandson, Benton Walker of Louisville.
Mrs. Maddox is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years William E. Maddox and her parents James Aubrey and Johnnie Caldwell Emerson of Sedalia, Ky.
Funeral services will be held 1:00PM Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Mayfield with the Rev. Tom Wright officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery.
Friends may call after 11:00am until the funeral hour on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Lourdes Hospice Foundation Fund, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, Ky. 42002 or to First Christian Church, 111 South 9th Street, Mayfield, Ky. 42066.