Peggy Jean Cox
August 26, 2012
Peggy Jean Cox, 72, died Thursday, August 23, 2012, at her residence in Columbus. Mrs. Cox has been cremated and burial will take place at a later date. A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, August 26, 2012, at 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. The daughter of the late Douglas F. and Doris Kay Gant, Mrs. Cox was born July 14, 1940, in Sherman, TX. She was a graduate of Sherman High School. After moving to Columbus, Mrs. Cox was employed at Heritage Academy and Cash Distributing Co., before becoming employed at Magnolia Bottled Water as the Office Manager/Bookkeeper. She was an avid golfer and member of Green Oaks Golf Club for 40 years. She loved the outdoors and watching her children and later her grandchildren participate in sports. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Don R. Cox, who died April 7, 2009. Mrs. Cox is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Michelle Cox of Caledonia and Dennis Cox of Columbus, her sisters and brothers-in-law, Frankie and Jim Joiner of Plano, TX, Rita and Larry Daigle of Little Elm, TX and Freeda and Dick Allegrati of Cleveland, TN. She is also survived by her grandsons, Richard J. Cox (Karen) of Germany, J. Loren Cox of Caledonia and her granddaughter, Tiffany Lynn Cox of San Diego, CA. Memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 736, Columbus, MS 39703 or Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 6, 164 Harris Rd., Columbus, MS 39705.