ILA – Jimmy W. Mattox, 73, died Sunday, December 13, 2009, at his residence.
Born in Madison County, he was the son of the late Melvin and Gertrude Lord Mattox Stephenson. He was the last living member of Union Primitive Baptist Church. He was a retired deputy with Clarke County as well as Oglethorpe County and retired Sheriff of Madison County.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Mattox; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Dan Hinsley, Maysville, Teresa and Wes Dozier, Athens, Susan and Chris Robertson, Ila; and grandchildren, Brent Hinsley, Lee Hinsley, Neal Hinsley, Jill Boyd, Katie Shipley, Ali Robertson, Sarah Robertson; great-grandchildren, Christian Hinsley, AnnMarie Hinsley, Makalia Hinsley, Madalyn Hinsley, Mattox Hinsley, Isabelle Hinsley, Sawyer Boyd and Olivia Boyd.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 16, at 2 p.m., at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home with Billy J. Owensby and the Rev. Ben Smith officiating. Burial will be at Ila Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Holden, Brian Drake, Chris Drake, Bo Dalton, Michael Drake, Tommy Lord, Chris Shipley and Zach Elrod. Honorary pallbearers will be the Clarke County and Madison County Sheriff’s Departments. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Heritage Foundation for the Restoration of Union Primitive Baptist Church.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.