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Cox

Betty Jane Cox, 81, of Rockdale died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home with burial following at I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Pastor Greg Spears with Milam County Cowboy Church officiated.

Mrs. Cox was born on Sept. 21, 1932, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Paul and Dorotha (Clarke) Burket.

She married James Cox on July 22, 1950, in Enid, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Cox had been a Rockdale resident since 1969 after moving from Dallas.

She and her husband were the owners and operators of White’s Auto in Rockdale from 1969 to 1984.

She was a member of Milam County Cowboy Church, was the Meadowbrook Baptist Church organist and pianist for many years and was a member of the Meadowlarks.

Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James Cox, on June 28, 2013.

Survivors are two sons, Jimmy Cox and wife Mona of Rockdale, Joe Cox and wife Ruth of Somerville; a daughter, Nancy Jane Olden and husband John of College Station; her grandchildren, Paula Hicks and husband Kit, Kyle Joseph and wife Natalie, Kayla Marshall and husband Ray Paul, Justin Olden, Ethan Olden, Jarred Cox, Jeremy Cox and wife Tess, and Alex Cox; her great-grandchildren, Jameson and Jonah Cox, Andrew, Devon and Sydney Hicks; a brother, Paul H. Burket of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and two sisters, Janice Novothy and husband Jim of Freemont, Nebraska, Judy White of Temple.

Pallbearers were Kyle Joseph, Kit Hicks, Jeremy Cox, Alex Cox, Jarred Cox, Justin Olden and Ethan Olden.


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