O.V. Cox
O.V. Cox, 86, of Mt. Vernon died 12:15 a.m. Sept. 27, 2004, at Mt.
Vernon Countryside Manor. She was owner/operator of O.V. Cox Beauty Shop
for 24 years. Mrs. Cox was born Oct. 4, 1917, in Murphysboro to John and
Elizabeth (Young) Turner. She married Howard T. Cox June 17, 1939, in
Paducah, Ky.; he died July 10, 1998. 

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home 
in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Everett Lemay will officiate. Burial will follow 
at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park in Murphysboro. Friends may call from 5 to 
8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mrs. Cox is survived by sons Tom Cox and wife Lynn of Mt. Vernon and Don Cox 
and wife Janice of Chesterfield, Mo.; a daughter, Betty Tarkenton and husband 
Scott of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren Chase Tarkenton of Charleston, S.C., Whitney 
Tarkenton of Charlotte, N.C., Leslie Cox of St. Charles, Mo., Tracy Mays and 
husband Jerry of Chesterfield, Mo., Dr. Tim Cox and wife Karen of Charlotte, N.C.,
Ryan Cox and wife Stacey of O’Fallon, Mo., and Allison Cecil and husband
Troy of O’Fallon, Mo.; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Lila
Boudet and husband Navarre of Belleville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister,
Marie Cook. 

Mrs. Cox was a member of Logan Street Baptist Church. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Logan Street Baptist Church
Building Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed
to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements
have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may
call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time. 

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: 0ct. 01, 2004
Submitted by Robert W. Loman 

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