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Carol Jean (Schmitt) Maddox

November 29, 1941 ~ March 9, 2020 (age 78)

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Carol Maddox, 78, of Franklin, NC passed away on Monday March 9, 2020 at her residence with her loving husband Gerald Maddox of 32 years by her side. She was born in Hartfield, Wisconsin to the late Howard and Delie Schmitt. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that allowed her to win the hearts and trust of many. She enjoyed being outdoors on picnics with family and friends, baking, crafting and gardening.


Carol was a member of Rose Creek Baptist Church where she loved to be an active participant in many functions, but most important enjoyed sharing her faith with other members. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her during her struggles and ultimately gave her peace. Her smile and laughter will be dearly missed by her loved ones and many friends who now celebrate the fact that she is with her creator.


Carol is preceded in death by her parents Howard and Delie Schmitt and a son Brandon “Big B” Maddox. She is survived by her husband of 32 years Gerald Maddox of Franklin, NC; two daughters, Terri Zuber of Cedar Bluff, Al. and Jodi Bishop of Cedar Bluff, Al.; a son Tim Maddox of Okeechobee, Fl.; a granddaughter Brandie Lee of Cedar Bluff, Al.; two grandsons ,Timothy Madoxx of Okeechobee, Fl. and Brian Zuber of Cedar Bluff, Al; a great granddaughter Alli “Cat” Hawthorne of Cedar Bluff, Al; a great grandson Noah”Nono” Hawthorne of Cedar Bluff, Al; many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and in laws.


A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Morris Tippett officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00PM-2:00PM prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Iotla Methodist Church Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be “Her Franklin Grandsons”.

Cody Viar, Jimmy Williamson, Aaron Coin, Jessee Stahl, Dalton Rigdon, and Mark Corbin.


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March 13, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Chapel of Bryant

Funeral Service
March 13, 2020

2:00 PM
Chapel of Bryant

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