Edna Lee McGaha Deitchman Cox

February 13, 1912June 29, 2018

Edna Lee McGaha Deitchman Cox died on June 29, 2018 at Kirby Pines. She is survived by her niece Jane Couch Baldwin of Moscow, TN; and four nephews Thomas & Ronald Couch both of Brentwood, TN, and Wes & Joey Stevens both of Senatobia, Mississippi. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, the 7th of July beginning at eleven o'clock in the morning at Surrett Cemetery, Arkabutla, Mississippi. Online condolences may be left through


  • Jane Couch Baldwin, Niece
  • Thomas Couch, Nephew
  • Ronald Couch, Nephew
  • Wes Stevens, Nephew
  • Joey Stevens, Nephew


  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 7, 2018

Edna Lee McGaha Deitchman Cox

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Karen Jennings

July 7, 2018

I am saddened by the loss of my great aunt Edna Lee. She was blessed to have such a long life. My mother Betty Jo Stevens gave me a middle name derived partially from Edna Lee and for that I always felt connected to her. As a child I have fond memories of time spent at her home. The home seemed magical with the unique architecture and worldly furnishings. I especially enjoyed the swimming pool, the dogs and making homemade ice cream. As an adult I enjoyed our conversations over the phone. I will miss her dearly.

Karen Leanne Jennings

Mary McGaha Mikeska

July 6, 2018

We are sorry to hear about Edna Lee. She had a wonderful long life. We always enjoyed visiting with her in recent years at Kirby Pines. We especially loved our visits long ago at the big family gatherings on the Fourth of July at her beautiful home in Arkabutla. We will miss seeing her when we travel through Memphis. All of us will be thinking about her tomorrow morning as she is buried in the Surretts Cemetery, where my grandparents are. (George & Helen Savage McGaha.)

Mary McGaha Mikeska
Tom & Myrtle McGaha
Tom McGaha, Jr.
Diane McGaha Hendren