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Woodrow Cox, 92, passed away on May 5, 2011 inÂ Kosciusko.Â Â He drove for Gulf Transport Bus line until 1964 and then owned and operated the Sessums Grocery until he retired.Â Â He was a member ofÂ ArtesiaÂ BaptistÂ Church, where he was a Deacon.Â Â He was also a WW II Army veteran, receiving the Purple Heart.Â Â He was a member VFW, American Legion and was a York Rite Mason.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Milton Cox and Sally Lynn Walker and his wife, Margie Ellzey Cox. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Jeanette Cox Howard; brother, Robert Henry Cox; and twin brother, Wilson Cox.
He is survived by his nieces, Bobbie Jean Warren (O. D.) ofÂ Dothan,Â Ala., Linda Alexander (Doug) ofÂ Starkville, Clare Herrick (Scott) ofBainbridge,Â Ga.; and nephew, Robert Gillespie Cox (Peggy) ofÂ Brandon.
Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, May 7Â from 10-11 a.m. atÂ ArtesiaÂ BaptistÂ Church, with the funeral service immediately following.Â Â Rev. Jeff Morgan and Rev. Ben Yarber will conduct the service.Â Â Burial will be inÂ ArtesiaÂ Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made toÂ ArtesiaÂ BaptistÂ Church,Â P. O. Box 217,Â Artesia,Â MSÂ 39736Â or to your favorite charity.
A special thank you to Jean and Doug Yelverton and Betty Sanchez for their many acts of kindness.
You can go online and sign the guest register at http://www.welchfuneralhomesinc.com.