Cyrus Murrell Cox

Cyrus Murrell Cox

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Death 22 Jun 1952 (aged 25)
Burial Bass, Casey County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 17936914 · View Source
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The News-Journal, June 26, 1952
Funeral services for Cyrus Murrell Cox, 25, who was killed last Sunday afternoon when he fell from the running-board of a truck, were held Tuesday, June 24, at 4 p.m. in the Jones Chapel Methodist Church. Burial was in the church's cemetery. Cox, who lived in the Birdwood addition to Campbellsville, died about ten minutes after he fell from a truck driven by Howard Bland near Merrimac. Dr. W. W. Shepherd, Taylor County Coroner, said Cox died of a fractured skull and internal hemorrhage. A coroner's jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Officials reported that Cox flipped a light cigarette into the cab of the truck from the right-side running board. The cigarette struck Bland behind the neck and lodged in the collar of his shirt. In trying to remove the burning cigarette, Bland momentarily lost control of the truck. It swerved on the wet highway and hit a hole where a culvert was to be placed. The impact caused Cox to fall from the running-board. Bland was Co!
x's brother-in-law. Two other people were reported to have been in the truck with Bland and another person was riding on the bed. Reports indicated the men had tried to get Cox to ride on the back of the truck but to no avail. He died on the way to Rosary Hospital. Cox was the son of Delbert and Mrs. Violler Garrett Cox, and was born in Taylor County September 3, 1926. He united in marriage to Miss Inez Dunbar on April 22, 1944. Besides his wife, father and mother, he is survived by three daughters and one son, Rachel Ann, Judy LaVerne, Catherine Marie, and Freddie Cyrus, all at home; three brothers and four sisters, Kermit Cox, Berry Cox, Oveleen Cox, Valta Bland, Margaret Cox, Floy Cox, and Josephine Cox, all of Taylor County. Pallbearers were Gilbert and Garnett Cox, Clarence Warner, Henry Mann, Sanford Childers, and J. W. Devers.

Kentucky Death Records Index, rootsweb
COX, CYRUS M; age 25; death place TAYLOR; residence TAYLOR; death date 22 Jun 1952; Volume 032, Certificate 15875

Funeral services for Cyrus Murrell Cox, 25, who was killed last Sunday afternoon near Merrimac when he fell from the running board of a truck, were held Tuesday at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.


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  • Created by: Rochelle Riordan
  • Added: 14 Feb 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 17936914
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cyrus Murrell Cox (3 Sep 1926–22 Jun 1952), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17936914, citing Jones Chapel Cemetery, Bass, Casey County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Rochelle Riordan (contributor 46826522) .