Madrid Octavia Madden

Madrid Octavia Madden

Madrid Octavia Madden, 94, of Crossett, passed away on September 22, 2014.

Mrs. Madden, a member of the Crossett Church of Christ, was a homemaker, a co-owner and cook in two local restaurants, and a nurse’s aide.

She was a master at crochet, attacked crossword puzzles, and had an unwavering commitment to walking for recreation and health. The family will not be able to reminisce about her without mentioning her signature tiger butter candy, divinity, and cake mix cookies or smiling about her abiding affinity for cornbread and buttermilk. Her greatest joy was in selflessly doing for others, and her role in this world was that of loving caretaker.

She was born on October 15, 1919, at Farmville in Bradley County and was the daughter of the late Clifton Green and Mollie Lee Sloan Castleberry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John H. “Toogie” Madden; and two sisters, Marguerite Pate and Vada C. Hickman.

Survivors include two nieces, Jan Hill (Russell) of Helena, Montana, Joy Hickman of Albuquerque, New Mexico, one nephew, John Hickman of Baytown, Texas; great-nieces, Emma Hill, Anna Hill, and Amy Woods Montoya; and great-great-nephews, Joseph Montoya and Mark Dean Johnson III.

Funeral services will be held September 27 at 2 p.m., at Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.