|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1900|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1961|
Rites Held for Mrs. Mary Green Cox
At four o'clock Friday afternoon relatives and friends paid final loving tribute to a former Okolona girl, Mrs. Mary Green Abbott Cox of Memphis. The service was held in Grace Episcopal Church with rector, the Rev. Brinkley Morton, officiating. Organ music was played by Mrs. E. L. Borden, Jr. and Lee Hansell Borden served as acolyte. Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of National Funeral Home of Memphis assisted by Barry Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were E. H. Latimer Jr.,E. L. Borden, J. E. McCain, Dr. R. G Hendrix, R. D. Anderson and L. E. DeMoville. Mrs. Cox , widow of Fred Cox of Shreveport, Louisiana, died at 6:30 Thursday afternoon in a Memphis hospital following an illness of several months.
The daughter of Mr. Mrs. Jack Abbott, prominent pioneer citizens, she was born in Okolona and spent much of her life here. After her marriage to Mr. Cox they spent more than a year in Germany where he was a captain in the Army. Upon their return they lived in Shreveport until his death two years ago. Mrs. Cox was an active member of the Episcopal Church and served as president of the Guild.
For the past year and a half she lived in Memphis with her sister, Mrs. William Hendricks, and Mr. Hendricks. Until her illness she was employed as a secretary at Hotel Peabody.
In addition to her aged parents and her sister, Mrs. Hendricks, she leaves a son, Sergeant Adrian Bancker of the Air Force stationed in Germany, two other sisters, Mrs. Frank Best of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Mrs. Baxter Ellis of Memphis a brother, Jack Abbott, Jr. of Forth Gaines, Georgia, and three grandchildren. All of these with the exception of the grandchildren who were in Germany were her for the final rites. Her mother, who is seriously ill in the Okolona Community Hospital, was unable to attend.
Among others from out of town who came for the service were Mrs. Jack Abbott, Jr. of Fort Gaines, Ga., William Hendricks of Memphis and a number of friends from Memphis.
The Okolona Messenger, Thursday, January 11, 1962, Page 1.
John Abbott (1871 - 1967)
Hallie Abbott Abbott (1876 - 1966)
Mary Greene Abbott Cox (1900 - 1961)
Frances Abbott (1901 - 1907)*
Frances Abbott Best (1907 - 1982)*
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Created by: Barbara Wiley Hamby
Record added: May 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26927904
Added: May. 18, 2008