Helen Holton Cox

April 16, 1918November 3, 2012

Mrs. Helen Rae Holton Cox, resident of River Landing in Colfax, NC died November 3, 2012.

Mrs. Cox was born April 16, 1918 to Abner H. Holton, Sr. and Bertye McClure Holton. She was a graduate of High Point High School and High Point College. She was retired from the High Point Employment Security Commission. She was an active member of Covenant Church United Methodist where she served as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Methodist Women and visited the shut-ins until her health prevented it. She also served on the Mobile Meals board for many years.

In 1940 she married Fred J. Cox, Jr. who preceded her in death as well as two sisters, Mary Holton Bernard, and Nell Holton Hedrick, and two sons-in-law, Phillip Gurganus and Ron Hundley. She is survived by three daughters, Marsha C. Gurganus, Julia C. Hundley, and Janet C. Kimball and her husband Johnny. Five grandchildren, Alison H. Boswell and husband, Brett, Chris Hundley and wife Beth, Keith Hundley, Edmond Gurganus, and Kevin Gurganus. Seven great grandchildren, Erica and Aniston Boswell, Drew, Nathan, and Jacob Hundley, Grady Gurganus, and Addison Gurganus. Also, surviving are a brother A. Homer Holton, Jr. and a brother-in-law, Leon Bernard. A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 1:00 p.m. in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery by the Reverend Michelle Foster. The family will receive friends at Sechrest Funeral Service on E. Lexington Ave Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Please make memorials to Covenant Church United Methodist on Skeet Club Rd. High Point, NC or Mobile Meals of High Point, NC.

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  • Visitation Sunday, November 4, 2012
  • Graveside Service Monday, November 5, 2012

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Priscilla Ragsdell

December 29, 2012

I worked with your Mom at River landing. What a joy she was to our little "group" . I have all of you in thoughts and prayers. love, Priscilla Ragsdell

Penny Lockhart

November 7, 2012

Dear Janet & family,
Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Our God is an amazing God. Everything is within HIS time and within HIS frame!
Peace within & much love!
Penny J. Lockhart & family

Vickie Karriker

November 4, 2012

So very sorry for your loss. I am sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Gail Gurley

November 4, 2012

Helen was such a grand lady and I enjoyed working with her at ESC for many years. She was gracious and feisty and had a delightful sense of humor. She frequently made special craft items for her daughters and adored her grandchildren. She will be missed but she's with her beloved Fred now. Gail Cauble Gurley, Granite Quarry, NC