Pearl Jane Lyons Cox, 85, 466 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late John Joseph and Demmie Lyons.
Mrs. Cox was retired from United Inter Mountain Telephone Company after 23 years of service. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Pierce Garland.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Earl J. Cox; two grandchildren, David Garland and wife Joan, and Richard Garland and wife Sylvia, all of Elizabethton; four great-grandchildren, Brandon Garland, Lucus Garland, John Garland and wife Lisa and Joey Garland and wife Jeannie; a great-great-granddaughter, Gloria Garland; a brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Margie Lyons, Elizabethton; her son-in-law, Roy Garland; several nieces and nephews; and her brother and sisters-in-law, Paul and Martha Cox, Ruby Woods and Carol Staples.
The funeral service for Mrs. Cox will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Entombment services will follow at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, will be John Garland, Joey Garland, Chris Fair, Robert Cox, Paul Cox Jr. and Kenneth Woods. Honorary pallbearers will be former employees of United Inter Mountain Telephone Company and Clarence Wilson Jr. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the ICU Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital for all the care that was shown to Pearl. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit the family at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Cox family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.