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White Bead OK Cemetery

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.

GA Maxwell grave marker
CA Reynolds Maxwell grave marker
Will and Frona Cox's tombstone

Above and below: the tombstone
of my paternal grandparents,
Frona Ann Maxwell and Will N. Cox.
Kenny R. Cox at Will and Frona Cox's tombstone

Six Obituaries of Cox family members

Frona Ann Maxwell Cox
b. 11 September 1889; d. 27 September 1964
Obituary: Frona Ann Cox

Memorial Obituary
Entered Into Eternal Rest
Saturday, Sept. 26, 1964


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 Baptist Church.

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


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 Home.

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 City, Tex.


Marvin Wesley Cox
b. 9 Feb. 1909; d. 25 Aug. 1984
Marvin Wesley, 76, died Aug. 25 [1984] 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

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 Home.

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 Building Fund.

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




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