The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


June 26, 2013

Kathleen Cox

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 — Kathleen Coble Cox, 89 years of age, of Oakboro, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.

Kathleen was born March 18, 1924, in Stanly County to the late Shuford Baxter Coble and the late Myrtle “Burtle” Octa Whitley Coble. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Cox Jr. in 1982; brother, Ray Coble; and sister, Lillian Russell.

The family received friends from  6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Barbee’s Grove Baptist Church, 24786 Barbee’s Grove Road in Oakboro. Services will be officiated by Rev. Phillip Smith and Rev. Wayne Austin.

Burial will follow at the Smith’s Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery on N.C. 138, Oakboro.

At other times, the family will be meeting at the home.

She is survived by her son, Jimmie Cox and wife Lisa of Oakboro; grandson, Dale Cox and wife Crystie of Oakboro; granddaughter, Jamie Cox of Albemarle; two great-grandchildren, Harley and Dyna Cox; sisters, Ann Herrin and Carol Kelly, both of Albemarle; and brother, Ted Coble of Oakboro.

Kathleen was a faithful member and Sunday school teacher at Barbee’s Grove Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and retired from Stanly Knitting Mills.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 120 N. Main St., Troy, NC 27371.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Cox family.

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