|Birth: ||Sep. 24, 1920|
|Death: ||Aug. 26, 1980|
North Little Rock
Truck Driver Killed by Train
George W. Madison, 59, of 4400 Freida Street, North Little Rock was killed about noon Tuesday when a Missouri Pacific Lines train struck his pickup truck at the Rixey Road crossing near Highway 161, east of Sherwood.
Sgt. Gene Stewart, the sheriff's information officer, said Madison's eastbound 1967 Ford was struck by a southbound train whose engineer was J.C. Peterson Sr., of 1008 Biscayne Drive, Little Rock.
Stewart said witnesses reported that Madison looked both directions, then drove onto the tracks without stopping, although he had an unobstructed view of the train. The crossing is marked, but there was no signal lights.
Thursday, August 28, 1980 Arkansas Gazette
George Will Madison
Funeral for George Will Madison, aged 59, of North Little Rock, who died Tuesday will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at North Little Rock Funeral Home by Rev. Freddie Burcham. Burial will be at Bryant's Cove Cemetery.
He was a retired mechanic with Joe Woods Pontiac at Little Rock. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and American Legion Post 334 and was a veteran of the Coast Guard.
Survivors are his wife, Gretchen Moore Madison; three sons, Terry Crosby of Germantown, Tenn., and Joe Madison and William Madison of North Little Rock; four daughters, Mrs. Linda Chance of Houma,La., Mrs. Regina Hall and Mrs. Rhonda Gassawy of Berryville and Miss Christene (Sam) Madison of the home, three brothers, Buck Madison and J.B. Madison of Hayti, MO., and Jack Madison of Russellville; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Leslie of Hayti, Mo., and Mrs. Wanda Apple of Dardanelle, 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
I thought of you with LOVE today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too.
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name;
But all I have are memories that are captured in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part,
God has you in His keeping, but I have you in my heart.
Love Always Mary
William Oscar Madison (1885 - 1954)
Addie Mae Outlaw Madison (1890 - 1976)
Pauline Halbrook Madison (1922 - 1963)
Bryant's Cove Cemetery
Created by: Mary Standridge
Record added: Sep 05, 2010
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