Aubrey Allen Cox

Published 6:00 am Monday, March 2, 2009

Aubrey Allen Cox, 82, beloved husband, father and grandfather,went home to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on Feb. 28. Hisservices are 11 a.m. Monday, March 2, at Easthaven Baptist Churchwith burial in Riverwood Memorial Park. Riverwood Family FuneralService is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Cox, of Brookhaven, was born on June 11, 1926, to John Coxand Cora Holley Cox.

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He was a graduate of Mississippi State University. He wasretired from the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Hewas a member of Easthaven Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran ofWorld War II.

He enjoyed serving the Lord in the field of missions, which tookhim to Peru, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and Mexico using his love andknowledge of agriculture. His hobbies included traveling, playingtennis, quail hunting, fishing and reading history. Familygatherings and sharing time with good friends was dear to hisheart.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister, MattieBelle Paden; and his infant son, Aubrey Allen Cox Jr.

Survivors are his wife, Catherine Owens Cox, of Brookhaven; hissons, Mike Newell, Marc Newell and wife, Jane, and Steve Newell;his daughters, Kim Oberschmidt and husband, Rae, and Sharon Holmesand husband, Sam; his sister, Joanne Cole, of Tupelo; hismother-in-law, Ruth Owens, 95, of Hazlehurst; six grandchildren;two step-grandsons; one great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephewsand other family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to missions atEasthaven Baptist Church or other Christian missions of yourchoice.