Obituaries for Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Published 6:00 am Thursday, March 1, 2007

Eunice June Maddux Hinckley

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Eunice June MadduxHinckley will be held on Thursday, March 1, at 1 p.m. at TrinityUnited Methodist Church, 120 W. Park Ave., Tallahassee, Fla.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6 until 8p.m. at Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 700Timberlane Road, Tallahassee.

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She was born in New Orleans, La., on June 4, 1943, to ThomasWatts Maddux and Lois Andrews Maddux.

June received her bachelor’s degree in music and education fromLouisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1963, and her master’s degreefrom Stetson University in 1977.

She began her career teaching music in Norfolk, Va., shortlyafter her marriage to Zack Thomas Hinckley. When she moved withZack to Syracuse, N.Y., she taught music in Syracuse PublicSchools. She and Zack moved to Rockledge, Fla., in 1968, where shetaught music in Brevard County Schools

Her first daughter Elizabeth Anne was born July 12, 1969. Hersecond, Catherine Claire, on Sept. 26, 1970. After the girls beganschool, June returned as music teacher to Kennedy Middle School inRockledge, and in 1979 became Fine Arts Supervisor for BrevardCounty Schools, where she served until she moved to Tallahassee totake a new position as State Arts Education Consultant for theFlorida Department of Education. She initiated a number ofinnovative art and music programs for the state.

Throughout her life, June was intimately involved in music andmusic education. She directed her church choir at First UnitedMethodist Church of Cocoa, in Cocoa, Fla.

She was an active member of MENC, the National Association forMusic Education, for which she wrote articles and a newslettercolumn, and served as president from 2000 to 2002. She receivednumerous honors for her work in the field of music education,including an honorary doctorate from Stetson University in 2001,and the recent naming of The June M. Hinckley Center for Fine ArtsEducation in Tallahassee. Recently she co-authored a series ofmusic textbooks and activities for children.

June was a courageous and resolute woman, but she became illshortly before December 2006, and died in Birmingham, Ala., ofcancer, quietly, Feb. 24, 2007.

She is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth Anne Hinckley,of Los Angeles, Calif., and Trey Lee and Catherine Claire(Hinckley) Brooks, of Vestavia, Ala., and her three grandsons:Avery Andrew Brooks (6), Henry Thomas Brooks (5), and Emory EdwardBrooks (2). Her former husband, Zack, lives in Rockledge, Fla. Junealso left many very good friends. She will be missed very much.

The June M. Hinckley Memorial Music Scholarship has beenestablished in her memory. This scholarship will be awarded to ahigh school senior Florida All-State student who will enter themusic education profession. Contributions may be sent to FMEA, 402Office Plaza Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32301-2807.

Daron Lamar Jackson

Services for Daron Lamar Jackson, of Hazlehurst, were Sunday,Feb. 25, at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst with burialin Hazlehurst Cemetery.

Mr. Jackson, 40, died Feb. 22, 2007, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Hazlehurst on Nov. 23,1966, to Joe Dee Jackson and Doris Teasley Jackson.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Copiah County. He wasan auto body technician at Beall’s Body Shop for over 20 years. Hewas a member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death was his father

Survivors are his mother, Doris Teasley Jackson, of Wesson; hisbrothers, Randy Jackson, of Shivers, and Dwayne Jackson, of Wesson;and his sister, Patty Jackson Beall, of Hazlehurst.