Whitebead Cemetery is located on the south bank of the Washita River,
and a quarter mile west of I-35. Take Kimberlin Road at exit 74, west
¼ mile, turn right (north) ½ mile towards a tall communications
tower. The village of Whitebead, Oklahoma is about one mile west.
Pictured below are the tombstones of my grandparents, Will
N. Cox and Frona Ann Maxwell Cox and
her parents, George Allen Maxwell and Cora
Ann Reynolds Maxwell Bleir.
As the attentive reader will notice, new markers were placed directly
upon lovingly "handcrafted" concrete slabs.
Six Obituaries of Cox family members
Frona Ann Maxwell Cox
b. 11 September 1889; d. 27 September 1964
Entered Into Eternal Rest
Saturday, Sept. 26, 1964
MRS. COX DIES
AT 75; RITES
Mrs. Frona Ann Cox, 75, of
341 SE 46, died Saturday at an Oklahoma City hospital. Services
will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Vondel Smith Mortuary. Burial
will be at White Bead Cemetery west of Pauls Valley.
Mrs. Cox was born in Scotland, Ark. and moved to Oklahoma
in 1919 from Texas. She had lived in Oklahoma City since 1949,
moving here from Pauls Valley. She was a member of Temple
Survivors include her husband, Will N. Cox of the home, four
sons, E. V. Cox, 629 SW 34, Marvin Cox, 1031 SW 58, A.
V. Cox, Enid, and Will N. Cox, Jr. with the air force
in Wichita Falls, Texas, and one daughter, Mrs. Maurine Thompson,
1141 SW 46.
Buelah Ann Ellis Cox
b. 3 November 1909; d. 23 March 1970
MRS. ALLEN V. COX
Funeral service for Mrs. Allen
V. (Beulah) Cox, 60, who died erly Tuesday in a local hospital
following a long illness, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the
First Nazarene Church.
Rev. Frank Skillern will officiate and burial will be in Memorial
Park Cemetery under the direction of the Henninger-Allen Funeral
She was born in Asher and attended
schools in Pauls Valley and Mayesville. She and Allen V. Cox
were married March 17, 1925 in Mayesville and lived in Chickasha
and Ardmore until moving to Enid in 1950. They owned and operated
the Cox Laundry here for 15 years.
Mrs. Cox was a member of the
First Nazarene Church and taught a Sunday School class for
a number of years.
Her parents and three brothers
preceeded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Rev. Bobby Cox, Ft. Worth, Tex.;
three daughters, Mrs. Don (Geneva) DeFour, Ardmore, Mrs. Reaford
(Jo) Browning, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Ronald (Joy) Sorenson,
Duluth, Minn.; nine grandchildren; one brother, Ira Ellis,
Wayne; four sisters, Mrs. Alma Slaughter, Ventura, Valif.
Mrs. Simon (Emma Lee) Skelly, Pauls Valley, Mrs. Dowell (Gladys)
Harper, Pauls Valley, and Mrs. Reese (Irene) Wilkerson, Denver
Marvin Wesley Cox
b. 9 Feb. 1909; d. 25 Aug. 1984
Marvin Wesley, 76, died Aug. 25  in Okla. City. He was
born Feb. 9, 1908 in Trenton, TX. Came to Okla. City in 1933
from Pauls Valley. Operated Cox by Rite Grocery until 1961.
Had worked with his son in the auto business. Was a mason and
a member of Exchange Avenue Baptist Church. Was a member of
UCT and had been married for 46 years. Survived by wife Anna
Devota of the home, 3 sons, Charles Wesley Cox of Shawnee, Kenneth
Ray Cox and Bill Keith Cox both of Okla. City, 2 brothers, Allen
V. Cox of Enid and Will N. Cox, San Antonio, TX, 1 sister, Maureen
Thompson, Okla. City, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 27 at the Exchange
Avenue Baptist Church with interment Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Under direction of Capitol Hill Funeral Home.
Anna Devota Hanks Cox
b. 12 March 1913; d. 24 May 1990
Anna Devota, 77, after a limetime of devoted service to the
Lord and her family made her joyful entrance into Heaven May
24, 1990. We weep for our loss but rejoice to know that she
in the presence of the Lord. Having been preceded in death by
her husband Marvin, she leaves three sons, Charles, Ken, and
Bill, their wives, 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Those who knew and loved her are invited to celebrate her "Victory
in Jesus" at 10:00 A.M. Staurday, May 26, 1990 at CAPITOL
HILL FUNERAL HOME, 2801 Robinson in Oklahoma City, OK. Interment
at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Allen Virgil Cox
b. 27 April 1906; d. 7 April 1993
ALLEN VIRGIL COX
The funeral service for Allen Virgil Cox, 86, Enid will be
Friday, April 9, 1993 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home
Chapel with pastor Brian Savage officiating. Burial will follow
at Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of Brown Funeral
Allen Cox was born April 27, 1906 in Van Buren, Arkansas
to William and Frona (Maxwell) Cox. He died Wednesday, April
7, 1993 in Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. At six weeks
of age, his parents took him to Texas and later they moved
to Oklahoma. On March 17, 1926, he married Beulah Ellis in
Maysville, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death in 1970. He
was a dairy plant supervisor for 40 years.
He worked at Townleys, Cooper Farms, and Loys Dairy Plants
until moving to Enid in 1954 where he owned and operated Cox's
Laundry, and retired in 1987. On Feb. 14, 1972, he married
Mary Jane Ortner Grimes in Enid.
He was a deacon at the Seventh Day-Adventist Church. Mermorials
in his memory may be made to the Seventh Day-Adventist Church
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane, of the home; 3 daughters,
Geniva Gant of Pottsoboro, Texas, Jack and Theda Jo Edge of
Kingfisher, Okla., Ron and Joy Sorensen of Grand Rapids, Minnesota;
2 sons: Bobby Allen and Julia Cox of Burlington, Texas, Gary
and Juanita Grimes of Boise, Idaho; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren;
1 brother, Will N. Cox, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas. He was
preceded in death by his first wife, 3 brothers, a sister,
a great-granddaughter, and a great-great-granddaughter.
Jewel Hester Harper Cox
b. 4 November 1906; d. 12 October 1994
Jewel, died at her home October 12, 1994. She was born Jewel
Hester Harper on November 4, 1906 in Jonsonville, Ok. and was
one of ten children. She leaves two surviving sisters in Pauls
Valley, Viola Beck and Lahma Coffey. She married E. V. Cox in
1925, who died in 1971. They have five children who survive:
Colleen (F.G.) Gosling, Jimmie (Barbara) Cox, Dale (Lynne) Cox,
and Linda ( Doug) Semelbauer. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren
and 12 great grandchildren. Jewel was a member of the Oakcrest
Church of Chirst, Golen Agers, Ladies Bible Class and volunteered
at Hillcrest Hospital for many years. She was also a member
of the Centennial Peony Flower Club. Viewing will be from 8:00
a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Funeral Home in OKC. Funeral
services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Resthaven Funeral
Home Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memory Gardens. Memorials
may be made to Oakcrest Church of Christ, Oklahoma County Hospice
or the charity of your choice.
500 SW 104 [telephone] 794-4482