Lewis B. Cox, or, as we all knew him, L.B. Cox, was born July 20, 1900 at Mallie, Knott County, Ky., the son
of Wm. (Bill) Cox and Susana Stacy Cox, who preceded him in death. L.B. departed this life August 30, 1966,
making his stay here on earth sixty years, one month, and ten days.
On October 28, 1920, L.B. was united in marriage to Louelza Gayheart, and to this union was born ten
children, three of which died in infancy. There are seven still living: Albert and Clell of Deland, Florida, Clark of
Aurora, Ind., Mrs. Alma Adams of Milan, Ind., Earl of R. 3, Osgood, Ind., Walter of Versailles, Ind., and Telma
(Mrs Jerry Brooks) now living in the home with her mother. He leaves also to mourn and miss his presence, his
brother, Noah Cox of Tina, Kentucky and several grandchildren and his many other relatives and friends too
numerous to mention.
L.B. had been an active industrious man all his life, a fine citizen, and a loyal relative. He loved his relation
as far as kinship extended. He never had been in a hospital in all his sixty years until now, just before his death.
My wife and I were privileged to talk with him at the hospital the night before he passed away. He was very
serious and spoke of our young generation who, went head-long over advise. He seemed more worried over
these conditions more than his own self.
We feel our community has lost one of its best citizens and we hope Heaven has gained one more precious
soul! L.B. was so very respectful of the church and we saw him filling his place in the church often in these last
May the good Lord guide his family and relation to seek for the "things that matter most" first of all, and with
the peace of mind that "finding these important things" brings, then move on to live the life here in the world in
honor of both God and man, and find at the "end of life for which the first was made" what L.B. knew to be most
important! For what is all this world's gain if we lose our soul at the end? L.B. told us that he had plenty of time to
think over these things while he was ill. We feel everyone should think seriously now while life is extended and find
peace at the end. L.B. seemed so rested and peaceful the night we shook his hand in parting. May the Grace of
God that bringeth Salvation guide his family he so dearly loved.
Your friends in hope of the glorious resurrection.
Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Allen