Ruby Lee Wells Cox passed away on Oct. 13, 2007. She was born to James Wicks and Viola Bowen Wells on Sept. 6, 1918, in Newville, Alabama. She was preceded in death by three brothers and her husband of 65 years, Frank Woodfin Cox. Ruby resided in Graceville and Milton, Fla. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 245 and an active member of First Baptist Church of Graceville for over 50 years until her health failed. She enjoyed attending First United Methodist Church in Milton. She retired as a department manager from Gayfers of Tallahassee. Ruby was known for her wit, her cooking and her intricate handwork where each stitch was sewn with love. She is survived by her son, Woodfin D. Cox (Hilda) of Milton, two granddaughters, Sheri Bowling (John) and Karen Mackey (Bryan). She had two great-granddaughters, Kalyn and Ryan Mackey. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at the chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, 10 a.m. until time of service. Flowers are welcome or contributions made in her memory to Emerald Coast Hospice, Panama City, Fla. The family wishes to thank Dr. Dennis Mayeaux, the loving staff of the Forsyth House and to Betty, Maureen, Vicky and Valerie of Emerald Coast Hospice for their exceptional care. James and Lipford Funeral Home, (850) 263-3238, is in charge of arrangements.
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