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Virgil Payton Cox, 87

On Thur., March 5, 2009, Virgil Payton Cox passed away. Funeral services for Virgil Cox were conducted Sun., March 9 from the Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Guthrie Thompson and Elder Anthony Hale officiating. Interment followed in the Macon County Memorial Gardens.

Virgil Payton Cox was born on March 18, 1921, in the Old Bottom Community of Macon County, the son of Duncan and Mintie Russell Cox. He was one of 3 children. He joined Old Bottom Missionary Baptist Church as a young boy and then moved his membership to Brattontown Missionary Baptist Church where he remained a member until his death. He met his future bride, Reddie Gregory, when they were teenagers going to church together, both at Ebenezer and Old Bottom. They were married on January 21, 1939. Their 70th Wedding Anniversary was just a few weeks ago. They lived in the Ebenezer community for a few years before moving to the Brattontown community. Together Reddie and Virgil raised their two children and helped with their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Virgil was happiest when he was surrounded by his family. Virgil was a farmer and a good provider for his family. He knew the importance of taking care of business, while at the same time enjoying life to its fullest. He was a fun-loving man who liked being around friends and family and was known to pull pranks on his friends and he always liked to tell a good joke. He had a way about him that made you feel better after spending some time with him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lola Brawner. He is survived by his wife, Reddie, and their two children, Willie Vee and Janie Cox, and Debbie and Bobby Huffines. He is also survived by three grandchildren and 1 step-grandchild, Tracy and Paul McCreary, Greg and Jennifer Huffines, Cody Huffines, and Donald and Mary Gibson, 6 great-grandchildren, Tierney, Destiny, Michael, Bryson, Baylee and Lanie, 4 great-great grandchildren and a sister, Bevie Bowman.