Old Macedonia Cemetery

William M. and Malissa "Lissie" Hite Cox


William M. Cox, son of James Monroe Cox and Martha Abernathy, husband of Malissa Hite..

Malissa "Lissie" Hite, daughter of William Hite and Mary Stroup, wife of William M. Cox.

William Cox

The Tribune News (Cartersville, Georgia) February 03, 1938

Mr. William Cox, Beloved Pioneer Dies, Home Here

Funeral services for Mr. William Cox, 60, beloved Bartow County pioneer, who died at his home near Cartersville Sunday following a short illness, were conducted Monday afternoon at two o’clock from the Macedonia Church. Rev. Raymond Banks assisted by Rev. Howard Cordell, officiated in the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends.

Interment was in the Macedonia Cemetery, Owen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Cox was one of Bartow County’s best known farmers, enjoying the confidence of a legion of friends. He was widely related to many well-known families in this section, and only recently was honored at a family reunion held at his home.
Born in this county in 1878, Mr. Cox was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Cox, who settled here many years ago. Growing to young manhood in the Macedonia district, he married thirty-nine years ago to Miss Lizzie Hite, a member of another well-known Bartow family.

A member of the Baptist Church, Mr. Cox was active in all church affairs and for the past several years was a deacon in the Center church. Kind and faithful to his friends and a devoted husband and father, Mr. Cox will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons, Messrs. Nat, Stanley, Lee Roy, Wesley and Harold Cox; three daughters, Misses Anna and Lottie Mae Cox, and Mrs. Ben Woods; one brother Mr. John Cox, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Hite, of Dallas, and Mrs. Jack Harris of Cartersville. A number of grandchildren also survive.

Friends extend tenderest sympathy to members of the bereaved family in their hour of great sorrow.

Notes on parents’ names:
James Monroe Cox and Martha Abernathy

Notes on daughter’s name:
Eva Cox (Mrs. Ben Woods)

Notes on sisters’ names:
Henrietta Cox (Mrs. Jim Hite)

Malissa “Lissie” Hite Cox

Weekly Tribune News (Cartersville, GA), July 16, 1953

Mrs. Cox, 71, Is Interred At Center
Mrs. Lissie Hite Cox, 71, of the Center community, died at 5 a.m. Friday, July 10, at her home after a five-month illness.
A native of Bartow County, she was born November 10, 1882, a daughter of William and Mary Stroup Hite. Her husband, W.M. Cox, died in 1938. She was affiliated with the Center Baptist church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 12, at Center Baptist church, with the Rev. R.N. Banks officiating. Interment was in the Macedonia Cemetery.
Pallbearers were listed by Owen Funeral Home as follows; Herbert Cox, Eugene Cox, Clyde Cox, Billy Shaw, Billy Branton and Clifford Moss.
Survivors include three daughters, Miss Annie Cox, Mrs. Ben Woods, and Mrs. Sam Jarrett, all of Cartersville; five sons, Nat Cox, Billy Shamley Cox and Wes Cox, all of Cartersville, Leroy Cox of Rome, and Harold Cox of Fairmount; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Lou Bailey of Plainville, and Mrs. Marshall Whitfield, of Atlanta; five brothers, Elisha Hite, of Atlanta, Cleve Hite, of Ringgold, Wes Hite and John Hite, both of Adairsville, and Jim Hite, of Cartersville; 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Husband’s name is William M. Cox.
Daughter Mrs. Ben Woods is Eva Cox.
Daughter Mrs. Sam Jarrett is Lottie Mae Cox.
Sister Mrs. Marshall Whitfield is Emma Hite.


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