LABELLE - Julia Maddox Paul, age 74, of LaBelle, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in her home in LaBelle. She was born April 17, 1939 in Bartow, Fla., to the late John Clyde and the late Melissa (Smith) Maddox. She attended Wauchula High School, Agnes Scott College in Atlanta and earned a Law degree from the University of Florida
. She worked for the Circuit Court of Vero Beach and practiced law in LaBelle. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she was very active with the National M.S. Society. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, John R. Paul, Jr.; son, John R. Paul III; daughter, Julie Paul Obney (Jeff); grandchildren, Beryl Laurent Johnson Paul, Jasper Obney, Juniper Obney; and caregiver and loving friend Nancy Conklin. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., today, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, LaBelle, Fla. with Pastor Joe Wallace officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Interment will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.