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Freddie Ruth Cox


Freddie Ruth Cox, 90, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Freddie was born in Palmer, Texas on January 30, 1922 to Fred and Ruby Ellen (Birkhead) Hamilton. She grew up in Palmer and graduated from Palmer High School. She married Emmett Homer Cox and they made their home in Palmer. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Palmer and played the organ there for many years. She enjoyed gardening and playing the piano and organ. She is survived by one son, Steve Cox and his wife, Lawana of Lakeway, Texas; daughters: Judy Land and her husband Donald of Palmer and JoAnn Tolbolka and her husband, Henry of Dallas; seven grandchildren: Dr. Joshua Cox, Tyler Cox, Spencer Cox, Donna marie Pierson, David Ray Land, Rhonda Land and Jerry Land; ten great-grandchildren: seven great-great-grandchildren: one brother, Robert Hamilton of Dallas and two sisters: Hazel Eskridge of Arlington and Emma Lynn Runnels and her husband, Norman of Hot Springs, AR. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Emmett H. Cox on May 1, 1988. Visitation will be on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Palmer. A Celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Palmer with Rev. David Baxley officiating. Pallbearers will be Josh Cox, Tyler Cox, Spencer Cox, Jeffery Kuhn, David Land and David Land, Jr. Interment will follow in the Palmer Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. The family request that donations be made in Freddie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association. www.jekeevermortuary.com

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