Alice M. Cox, 88


ANGIER — Mrs. Alice McGee Cox, 88, of Greenleaf Road in the McGee’s Crossroads community died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at the Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel in Benson. Officiating will be Pastor Scott Betts and Dr. Billy Cashwell. Burial will follow in Harnett Devotional Gardens in Dunn. 

Mrs. Cox was born March 16, 1932, in Johnston County to the late Alton and Floy Velma McGee. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Reece Cox; sisters and brothers, Annie Merle Hodges, Joyce Ferle Southerland and Brenda Verle Taylor; brothers, James Earl McGee, Robert Sherrill McGee, Elder Alton Derle McGee and Eugene Harold McGee. Mrs. Cox was a member of Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and retired from Data General. Mrs. Cox was a lifelong member and former president of the American Legion Auxiliary Banner Post 109. She loved flowers and took pride working in her yard. Mrs. Cox was a loving mother, grandmother “MeeMaw,” great-grandmother, and a friend to all.

Surviving are her children, Pat Cox Penny and husband David Harold of Benson, Jimmy Cox and wife Geneva of Clayton, Pam Cox Parrish and husband Randy of Angier, Teresa Cox Batten and husband Doug of Four Oaks, and Tabatha Cox Barbour and husband Joe Barry of Benson; grandchildren, Davey Penny and wife Angel, Brandon Batten and wife Jessica, Jonathan Cox and wife Kylie, Keri Penny, Shannon Beasley and husband William, Allison Nelms and husband Ryan, Taylor Allen and husband Chason, Matthew Parrish and wife Lauren, Kris Johnson and husband Lane, Katie Barbour, and Cameron Barbour; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Mavis Pearl Johnson of Four Oaks; brother, Kenneth Terle McGee and wife Debbie of Benson; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

​Mrs. Cox will lay in state on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson.

In accordance with NC-COVID19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing and the three W’s: wait, wash and wear a face covering.  Masks are required at all services.

Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 416 Greenleaf Road, Angier, NC 27501 or the American Cancer Society (Johnston County Unit), 8300 Health Park Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27615.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson.


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