Woodrow Cox, 92, passed away on May 5, 2011 in¬†Kosciusko.¬†¬†He drove for Gulf Transport Bus line until 1964 and then owned and operated the Sessums Grocery until he retired.¬†¬†He was a member of¬†Artesia¬†Baptist¬†Church, where he was a Deacon.¬†¬†He was also a WW II Army veteran, receiving the Purple Heart.¬†¬†He was a member VFW, American Legion and was a York Rite Mason.¬†
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.) of¬†Dothan,¬†Ala., Linda Alexander (Doug) of¬†Starkville, Clare Herrick (Scott) ofBainbridge,¬†Ga.; and nephew, Robert Gillespie Cox (Peggy) of¬†Brandon.
Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, May 7¬†from 10-11 a.m. at¬†Artesia¬†Baptist¬†Church, with the funeral service immediately following.¬†¬†Rev. Jeff Morgan and Rev. Ben Yarber will conduct the service.¬†¬†Burial will be in¬†Artesia¬†Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to¬†Artesia¬†Baptist¬†Church,¬†P. O. Box 217,¬†Artesia,¬†MS¬†39736¬†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.