Paul Cox
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Obituary of Paul Cox

Paul J. “Beef” Cox, age 87 of White Hall, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 7, 1930 in White Hall, the son of Paul L. and Edna E. Ruyle Cox. He married Eva I. Bridgewater Laris June 9, 1965 at Carrollton, and she preceded him in death July 19, 2011.

He is survived by four daughters; Linda (Roger) Ellison of Quincy, Mary Jane (Bill) Dunlap of White Hall, Kelli (Tom) Schnelt of Carrollton, and Lisa (Donnie) Ribble of White Hall, and two sons, Richard (Denise) Laris of Millsboro, Delaware, and Eric (Vicky) Cox of White Hall. He has fourteen grandchildren, and twenty great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Mary Mae (Joe) Shive of White Hall. He was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Halli Burton, and two sisters, Margaret Cox and Shirley Cox.

Paul served in the U.S Army during the Korean Conflict. He had been a member of the White Hall V.F.W. Post 7684 in White Hall, the American Legion Post 114 at Carrollton, and the Bryant-Thomas American Legion Post 1210 at Hillview. Paul was a Lab Technician at Gregory , Affiliated, and Beecham Laboratories in White Hall, retiring in 1990 after thirty four years service. Paul also farmed west of White Hall for many years. He mowed yards and plowed gardens for people around White Hall for many years, and also helped Robert and R.V. Price farm.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, April 25 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall. Burial will be with military honors at White Hall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Halli R. Burton Memorial Fund, or Blessing Hospice of Greene County. Condolences may be left on-line at