Hilda Lee Maddox

Published 4:57 pm Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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Mrs. Hilda Lee Maddox, 76, a resident of Luverne, Alabama, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Funeral services for Mrs. Maddox were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Luverne Methodist Church with Pastor Darin T. Easter officiating. Interment followed in Pond Bethel Church Cemetery in Eufaula, Alabama with Turners Funeral Home of Luverne directing.


Mrs. Maddox was a loving mother and grandmother, who adored her daughter and grandson more than anything else in her life. She was also a lifelong member of the Luverne United Methodist Church, and a passionate supporter of local veteran programs. She dedicated her life to educating the youth of Luverne as a teacher at Luverne High School. She was beloved by both her students and fellow teachers alike. She was a fixture at home football games to the very end, faithfully rooting for her Luverne Tigers.

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Mrs. Maddox was also a proud graduate of Auburn University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. She was a stout supporter of Auburn, and proudly wore her orange and blue colors. She enjoyed many years of tailgating at Auburn Football games, and cheering on the Tigers from her seat in the upper deck. She left a lasting impression on the life of every student who passed through her classroom, and will never be forgotten because of it.


Mrs. Maddox was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Capt. Lester E. Maddox (Ret.), and her parents, N.Y. and Robbie Lee. She is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Kimberley and Cody Burtts; her grandson, Garrett Burtts; first cousins, Sam (Linda) Jones, John Earl Green, and Martha Jane Filiben; and sister-in-law, Ima Niemeyer.


Active pallbearers were Merrill Sport, David Watts, Ray Hilburn, William Petrey, Will Tate, and Alan Carpenter.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Crenshaw County Auburn Club Scholarship Fund or one’s favorite charity.