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Olive C. Cox Obituary

Seymour Daily Tribune
October 16, 2006
October 31, 1912 - October 14, 2006

Olive Cox, 93, of Greensboro, N.C., and formerly of Seymour, died Saturday, October 14, 2006, at her residence.

Mrs. Cox was a devoted wife, mother, relative and friend. She was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Seymour, where she served in the ministry of the church as organist and pianist for more than 30 years. She also played piano in the Aaron Cox orchestra until it disbanded in 1955. She continued to play the organ and piano at her residence center in North Carolina until her recent illness. She also composed a number of songs for voice and piano.

Born October 31, 1912, at Seymour, she was the daughter of Louis Henry and Clara Louise Nieman Becker. On August 2, 1936, at Lake Orien, Michigan, she married Aaron E. Cox, who died December 7, 1983.

She is survived by a son, the Rev. Frederick (Sandra) E. Cox, Richmond; a daughter, Maureen E. (Steven) Burns, Greensboro, N.C.; five grandchildren, John Burns, Caroline (Marc) Drake, Philip (Lisa) Cox, Matthew (Nikki) Cox and Mark (Kenyatta) Cox; six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Meyerl Robertson; a sister-in-law, Adeline Spivey, Fairfax, Va.; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was preceded by a son, Willard Dale Cox; four brothers; and five sisters.

The Rev. Frederick E. Cox will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Voss Chapel, Seymour. Burial will take place in Riverview Cemetery, Seymour.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Greensboro, Greensboro, N.C. 27405; Trinity United Methodist Church in Seymour; or the Indiana Music Fund.