Lois Williams Cox

Published 5:07 pm Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lois Williams Cox, age 66, of Forest City, N.C. died Monday, July 30, 2012 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. She was a native of Polk County and a daughter of the late Dean Williams and Margaret Lawter Williams.
Lois was a nurse for more than 37 years. Her early career was at Rutherford Hospital and she worked for many years at Haven in the Hills Nursing Home. She had attended First United Methodist of Forest City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles P. Cox, in 1987; a niece, Elise Whisnant; and her father and mother-in-law, Dr. Charles Cox DVM and Ella Cox.
Survivors include her sister, Brenda Williams Whisnant, and her husband, Horace, of Forest City; two nieces, Tina Whisnant Sinicki and her husband, Tim, of Binghampton, N.Y. and Denise Whisnant of Forest City; two great-nieces, Allison Sinicki and Ashley Sinicki, and a great-nephew, Tanner Sinicki. There are also a number of cousins, as well as her devoted friends Jan Weber, Jenette Matheney, Helen Taylor, Joann Whisnant and Bessie Elliott, along with her beloved dogs, Spot and Cami, and her cat, Patcher.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 in The Padgett and King Chapel in Forest City, with visitation to be held from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Reverend Dr. Bobby Gantt will officiate. Interment will follow in the Cool Springs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Rutherford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 998, Rutherfordton, N.C. 28139.
The family will be at the home of her sister at 798 Shiloh Road, Forest City. The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com.

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