Donnie Maye Cox

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Donnie Jones Cox, 86, died Wednesday, September 2, 2009 after a brief illness. A lifelong Buncombe County native and resident, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Arthur Lloyd Cox, her parents Emory Dillard and Saphronia Hensley Jones. She was also preceded in death by her sisters Margaret Jones Cox and Mary Louise Jones and Brothers Mack, Louis, Alvin, Larry and Lynn Jones. Donnie is survived by her son Arthur Stephen Cox (Susan) of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and daughter Janet Cox Pressley of Asheville. Grandnana is survived by three grandchildren: grandson Arthur Stephen Cox II (Suzanne) and children Arthur Stephen III, Brandon and Robin Victoria of Los Alamos, New Mexico and grandson Sean Pressley (Stayce) and children Brittany and Summer Pressley of Asheville and granddaughter Kelli Pressley Raymer (David) and children Elijah and Madyson, also of Asheville. As a couple, Donnie and Arthur were inseparable and loved to sing, square dance, play cards, travel and make a great batch of black walnut fudge. Donnie was always in the kitchen making wonderful meals and her delicious strawberry cake will be missed. She was a lifelong Baptist and a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Erwin Hills. Graveside services will be held at Green Hills Cemetery on New Leicester Highway at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday September 5, 2009, with the Rev. Dr. Ronnie Owen officiating. Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, Elizabeth House, 531 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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  1. Margie and I are deeply sorry about the family lossing Donnie She was a wonder to be with and always seemed to be a very happy and have a joy for living She will be missed

    Bud and Margie Cox of Marion

  2. Steve & Jan and families, so sorry to hear about Donnie. She will be greatly missed, she was a wonderful lady. May God give you peace and comfort. Lean on Him.

  3. We were so sorry to hear about Donnie. She was such a wonderful lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Janice & Kenneth Bass
    Andrea & Kevin Frank
    Tony Jones

  4. Steve,Susan and family We are so sorry to haer of your mothers passing. We just got bavk from Washington and read it in the paper. Donny always made us laugh and fun to be with.She loved life so much and was a mentor to all.Prayer are with all of your family. Love The A.s

  5. Sorry to hear Of Donnie Passing..I am a Cousin of Donnies Her Father Unc Dillard was My Daddy’s Brother Geter Jones..Then there was Mary Jones King.Ollie Jones Norton and Richard Jones Who Live In Asheville..I Have been in Al for 40 yrs Sad we Could not Keep In touch with each Other..Hope God Wraps His arms around all the Family and Comforts all Of You ….You will Be In our Thoughts and Prayers…Remember coming to Donnies House when i was a Little Girl…Memories!!

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