William Cox

The Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia
February 3, 1938
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Mr. William Cox, Beloved Pioneer Dies, Home Here

Funeral services for Mr. William Cox, 60, beloved Bartow County pioneer,who died at his home near Cartersville Sunday following a short illness, were conducted Monday afternoon at two o’clock from the Macedonia Church.   Rev. Raymond Banks assisted by Rev. Howard Cordell, officiated in the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends.

Interment was in the Macedonia Cemetery, Owen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Cox was one of Bartow County’s best known farmers, enjoying the confidence of a legion of friends.   He was widely related to many well-known families in this section, and only recently was honored at a family reunion held at his home.

Born in this county in 1878, Mr. Cox was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Cox, who settled here many years ago.   Growing to young manhood in the Macedonia district, he married thirty-nine years ago to Miss Lizzie Hite, a member of another well-known Bartow family.

A member of the Baptist Church, Mr. Cox was active in all church affairs and for the past several years was a deacon in the Center church.   Kind and faithful to his friends and a devoted husband and father, Mr. Cox will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons, Messrs. Nat, Stanley, Lee Roy, Wesley and Harold Cox; three daughters, Misses Anna and Lottie Mae Cox, and Mrs. Ben Woods; one brother Mr. John Cox, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Hite, of Dallas, and Mrs. Jack Harris of Cartersville. A number of grandchildren also survive.

Friends extend tenderest sympathy to members of the bereaved family in their hour of great sorrow.


Notes on parents’ names:
James Monroe Cox and Martha Abernathy

Notes on daughter’s name:
Eva Cox (Mrs. Ben Woods)

Notes on sisters’ names:
Henrietta Cox (Mrs. Jim Hite)


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