Norma Jean Mattox
Norma Jean Mattox
Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Jean Mattox, 78, of Columbiana were held Saturday, April 20 at 12 p.m. in the chapel of Clay County Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Brown and Mr. Phillip Willis officiating. Burial followed in Clay County Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Mattox passed away Tuesday, April 16 at her home in Columbiana.
She was a native of West Virginia, but was reared in Clay County, and graduated valedictorian of Clay County High School, class of 1958. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama where she held several different managerial positions.
She was a great cook. She loved baking her coconut and chocolate cakes for her family. She was also an avid reader. If it had print, she would probably read it. She and her husband, Leonard, enjoyed fishing, boating, and the many cruises they went on together.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Braxton Jacobs and Bonnie Lucille Powers, and her son, Paul Haynes.
Mrs. Mattox is survived by her husband, Leonard Mattox of Columbiana; three daughters, Debbie Willis (Phillip) of Columbiana, Anita Cox (Jerry) of Liberty, Mississippi, and Melinda Owens (Buzz) of Goodridge, Michigan; three sons, Michael Haynes of Destin, Florida, Doug Haynes of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, and Chip Mattox (Denise) of Ashland; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Joy Yates (Terry) of Crystal River, Florida; two brothers, Dale Jacobs (Joyce) of Carrollton, Georgia, and Glenn Jacobs (Marie) of Sand Mountain; and a large extended family.
Serving as pallbearers for Mrs. Mattox were Ben Mattox, Billy Mattox, Keith Mattox, Gary Mattox, Koven Brown and Max Tomlin.
Clay County Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.