March 6, 1933-Feb. 10, 2006

Friday, February 10, 2006

Emily S. Cox, 72, Greencastle, formerly of Greencastle, died Friday at her residence.

Born in Greer, S.C., she was the daughter of Matthew and Katie (Eskew) Sloan.

A 1951 graduate of Greenville High School in South Carolina, she had worked at the Kroger store in Greencastle for more than 30 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Greenwood Christian Church.

She married Charles F. Cox Sr. on June 23, 1951. He died May 25, 2001.

Surviving are a son, Fred Cox and wife Suzanne, Greencastle; three daughter, Rebekah S. Cox, Janet E. Cox, both of Greenwood, and Jennifer C. Benson and husband Bryant, Westfield; a sister, Rachel Shupe and husband Charles, Williamston, S.C.; a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Pastor Shane Rutherford officiating. Burial will be in Brick Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time Monday.

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