Obituaries for the Cox Family
Columbus E Cox
Columbus E. "Lummie" Cox, 88, of Shady Spring, died 3:20 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Dec. 28, 1911, at Dunns, he was the son of the late Willis and Mary Hutchens Cox. Mr. Cox was a member of Mountain Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Dunns, a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA and an avid farmer. He was preceded in death by two sons, Clifford and Leslie Cox; a grandson, Michael Scarbrough; and a sister, Nellie Carr. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Moye Cox; two sons, Russell Cox of Glen Morgan and Joe Cox of Stanaford; four daughters, Patsy Lowe of Canton, Mich., Jessie Krumholz of Stuart, Fla., Mary Milam of Alderson and Betty Scarbrough of Beckley; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Harrison, and a brother, Ocal, both of LaBelle, Fla. Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with the Rev. Terry Bostick officiating. Burial will follow at Moye Cemetery, Flat Top. Friends may call one hour before services Monday at the funeral home. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.
Amy Daye Cox
MEADOW BRIDGE - Amy Daye Cox, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at her home following a short illness. Born in Green Sulphur, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Ada B. Allen Hamrick. Mrs. Cox was a homemaker, a teacher in Fayette and Summers counties, and the owner of Hamrick's Grocery in Meadow Bridge. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Houston H. Cox; a brother, Gene Hamrick; and a sister Edith Neff. Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Elkins and her husband, Ralph, of Pratt and Diane Martin and her husband, Thomas, of Salem, Va.; a sister, Pauline Cox of Meadow Bridge; and two grandsons, Tim Martin and his wife, Joan, of Salem, Va., and Todd Martin of Richmond, Va. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville, with Rev. Samuel Cale IV officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel in Rainelle.
Howard B. Cox Jr
Howard Berkley Cox Jr., 63, of Coal City, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born April 17, 1937, in Whitby, he was the son of the late Howard B. Cox Sr. and Dora Cadle Cox. Mr. Cox was a disabled coal miner with 26 years of service at Eastern Associated Coal Corp. at Whitby, and was a member of Coal City Community Church and the UMWA. He was a lifelong resident of Coal City. He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Wayne Cox, on Dec. 6, 1999; and two sisters, Leo Beach and Sylvia Allen. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Phyllis Ellis Meadows Cox; two sons, Gregory Howard Cox and his wife, Lena, of Salisbury, N.C., and Gary Brian Cox of Coal City; a brother, Melvin Eugene Cox and his wife, Pyongo, of Beckley; two sisters, Lucille Ellis and her husband, Tommy, of Sophia and Dorothy Mullins and her husband, Bob, of Coal City; and two grandchildren, Kylie Anna Cox and Christen Cox. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Revs. Glen Talent and Lewis Higginbotham officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call noon until time of the services Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jim Campbell, L.W. Sears, James Shumate, Tim Price, Jack Thomas and Grayson Bell. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
John S. Cox
John S. Cox, 64, of Charleston died Nov. 29, 2000, at home after a long illness. He was a retired Charleston Police Department captain and a former federal court security officer in Charleston. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Elkview, a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a native of Weston. Surviving: wife, Ivy Meadows Cox; son, David M. of Charleston; daughter, Susan Woodfell of Charleston; brothers, Ralph E. of Clarksburg, William G. of Columbus, Ohio, Dale T. of Norfolk, Va.; sister, Marie Graybill of Wheeling; three grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Elkview, with the Rev. Lee Swor officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2221, Charleston, WV 25328.
Freeman Joseph Cox
HARMONY - Freeman Joseph Cox, 85, of Harmony died Nov. 30, 2000, in Roane General Hospital, Spencer. He was a retired farmer. Surviving: wife, Margaret Price Cox; daughter, A. Elaine Parsons of Massillon, Ohio; sisters, Chlora McGough of Vienna, Ida Ray of Spencer, Glada Uhlman of South Charleston; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; caregiver, Teresa Richardson of Spencer. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Ferrell Cemetery, Harmony. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
Dessie M Cox
TALCOTT - Dessie Marie Cox, 83, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness. Born July 11, 1917, in Talcott, she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Robinson Allen. Ms. Cox was a retired cook at Talcott School. She was also a cook at the Hinton Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of Rollynsburg Baptist Church, Talcott, and the Silver-Haired Legislature. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Cox, on July 25, 1974; four brothers; and four sisters. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Cox of Castle Rock, Wash., Ted Cox of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Pete Cox of Talcott; a daughter, Nancy Brammer of Rixeyville, Va.; four brothers, Ronald Allen of Manassas, Va., Gene Allen of Talcott and Donald and Rodney Allen, both of Union; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton, with Pastor Dana Stalnaker officiating. Burial will follow in Pence Springs Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
Rev. Okey R. Cox
The Rev. Okey Ronald Cox, 75, of Sophia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 5, 2001, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born May 3, 1925, he was the son of the late Luther and Lula Blankenship Cox. Rev. Cox was a founder, pastor and member of Soak Creek Gospel Tabernacle. He was in service for the Lord for 52 years. He was a member of the UMWA and a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by two brothers, P.A. Jimmy Cox and Earl Cox; and five sisters, Pauline Foley, Geraline Cox, Edna Gauldin, Tracie Yeary and Mildred Otie Mills. Survivors include his wife, Janet Adams Cox; four daughters, Debbie Vohs and her husband, Bob, of Herrin, Ill., Rhonda Cox of Sophia, Donna Kamensky and her husband, David, of Crab Orchard and Kim Lacy and her husband, Kelly, of Sophia; a son, Alex Cox of Sophia; a brother, Herman Cox and his wife, Betty, of Sophia; a sister, Irene "Joy" Blevins of Beckley; a special friend, Robert Dale Shelton of Sophia; 11 grandchildren, Kevin Green, Christopher Cox, Justin Blevins, Patrick Blevins, Holly Blevins, Ashley La-cy, Tyler Lacy, Patrick Kamensky, Mitchell Kamensky, Brian Vohs and Kelly Vohs; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Dean Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.
MEADOW BRIDGE - Paul-ine Cox, 88, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at a Fairlea care center following a long illness. Born Oct. 8, 1912, at Blue Sulphur, she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Ada Allen Hamrick. Mrs. Cox was a retired teacher for the Fayette County Board of Education. She was a member of Meadow Bridge United Methodist Church, Kiwanis, the Rebekahs and the West Virginia Extension Homemakers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Cox; two sisters, Amy Cox and Edith Neff; and a brother, Gene Hamrick. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Light of Clendenin; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. Sam Cale officiating. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.
Bertha E. Cox
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Bertha Ethel Lilly Cox, 93, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, following a long illness. Born Feb. 20, 1908, at Ellison Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Henry Jackson Lilly and Martha Ann Ratliff Lilly. Ms. Cox was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sampson Day Cox. Survivors include two sons, James E. Cox and Freddie R. Cox; three daughters, Delma Hatcher, Ruby Irene Boice and Reva D. Rodger, all of Louisville; a sister, Martha White of Athens; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Graveside rites will be 1 p.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, with the Rev. Kenneth Abram officiating. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.
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