Cathy Joyce Maxwell

January 17, 1954October 23, 2011

Mrs. Cathy Joyce Hickman Maxwell, 57, passed Oct. 23 at home in the Brick Church Community surrounded by family. She was retired from the State of TN, working for the Giles Co. Health Dept. where she enjoyed helping the community for 36 years. She was a faithful member of the Odd Fellows Hall Church of Christ. Cathy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, 2 grandchildren, attending church services, and reading her Bible and cookbooks. After her diagnosis with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, she devoted her efforts to spreading awareness about Breast Cancer by speaking to community groups about the importance of early detection and women’s health. She is preceded in death by her father John C. Hickman. In lieu of flowers, Cathy requests that memorial donations be made to the scholarship fund established in her memory at First National Bank. Visitation will be Monday October 24, 2011 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday October 25, 2011 at Carr & Erwin Chapel with interment in Lynnwood Cemetery. Survived by husband Barry Maxwell, daughter Danielle M. Russell (Rob), son Jon Maxwell (Lauralee), grandsons Jonathan Ryan and Evan Russell, mother Mrs. Edna Hickman, sister Mrs. Brenda Edwards (Ronnie), mother-in-law Mrs. Luree Maxwell, brother-in-law Phil Maxwell (Linda), brother –in-law Lane Maxwell (Carla), niece Lisa Qualls (Bryan), nephew Brad Wells (Shannon), niece Jennifer Maxwell, nephew Brian Maxwell (Elizabeth), nephew Frank Maxwell (Emily), niece Alayna Maxwell, nephew Keith Schrimcher, nephew Brandon Maxwell and numerous great nieces and nephews. The family would like to recognize Cathy’s co-workers at the Giles County Health Dept., the many friends she had with the State of TN, and Connie Bonds for their loyal friendship. The family would also like to extend their gratitude to all those who sent cards over the course of her illness. She was always encouraged by the thoughts and prayers of others. Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Monday, October 24, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Linda Mooney

October 30, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Cathy was such a kind, caring person. Danielle, I remember when you were in my class in Kindergarten and what a great room mother Cathy was. She was always willing to help in any way she could. That's just who she was. She has helped so many through the years.

October 26, 2011

Barry and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Cathy was such a special person. She was always a joy to be around. I have been out of town and did not know about this but would have come had I been here. Please know that you all are in our prayers.
Debbie Crabtree

Patty Smith

October 25, 2011

Barry, Jon,Danielle,Edna, Brenda,
My heart is breaking for you all and each of you are in my thoughts and prayers.. She has fought a good fight and has been an inspiration to us all. Knowing that she has lived a Christian life and leaves here for an better world was my comfort last night. I pray that knowledge and God will comfort each of you in the days to come. Patty Smith, Clarksville, Tn.

Neal Hooten

October 25, 2011

Barry and Ms Edna,
Words cannot express my sorrow of learning of Cathy’s passing. I had only recently learned of her illness through friends. Thankfully, I did have the opportunity to briefly talk with her at the Relay for Life event in Pulaski a few years ago. That was the first time I had seen her since graduation night, such a long time ago. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Kris and Patty

October 24, 2011

Barry, we are so sorry about Cathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

October 24, 2011

Aunt Edna
May God's grace and love give you peace during this difficult time.
You have assurance that Cathy is in heaven and one day you will see her again.
With love
Nancy & Steve Brooks

Cathy Davis

October 24, 2011

Brenda, Lisa, and family,Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.I knew Cathy from years ago when I lived at Odds Fellow Hall as a child. May God give you the strength and love you need to get through this time of grief.In Christian love, John and Cathy Giles Davis

Carl Hammons

October 24, 2011

I worked with Cathy at the Giles Co. Health Dept., and she has been in my prayers. I can say Cathy was a true Christian lady. And I truly believe in the amazing grace that she believed in. Therefore may the family take comfort in this very trying time.
May the Lord be with all her family and comfort each as He see's each and all stand in need.
Carl Hammons

Candace Parks

October 24, 2011

Barry, Jon, and Danielle,
I was so sorry to hear about Cathy. She was such a sweet lady. I know how hard it is to see your loved one deal with this horrible disease! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Candace Ingram Parks

Brian and Elizabeth Maxwell

October 23, 2011

Our thoughts and payers are with you ...We love you...
Brian and Elizabeth Maxwell