A memorial service will be held Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Enterprise for Evan Edgar Mattox.
Mr. Mattox, 69, died Aug. 22 in Fayetteville, Tenn. He was the owner and trainer of Mattox Harness Horse Stables, originally of Enterprise. During his career he was voted best race driver on the racing circuit in the 1970s, covering all the Northeastern states. As a trainer, he had great passion for the horses and was known nationwide for his abilities and knowledge of them.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Rhoades Mattox, his mother, Ida Edgar Mattox, of Enterprise; his brothers, Cliff Mattox of York, Ala., Tom R. Mattox of San Diego, Calif., and Francis Mattox of Ellisville.
He is survived by his children, Chere Brown (Mark) and Patrice Radcliff (James); one grandchild, Mattox "Max" Radcliff, all of Leakesville; a brother, Abe Mattox (Terri) of Marksville, La., a sister, Martha Mattox Stuart (Thomas) of Livingston, Ala.; a special friend, Barbara Raines of Quitman; and many nieces and nephews.
The family requests that any memorials be donated in his memory to First United Methodist Church of Enterprise; Cancer Research Center; or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.