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“Jimmy, Bret and family, I am deeply sorry for your tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Wendell Morgan

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss, your daddy and my husband Johnny sweat worked together and we're close friends,I pray that god gives you peace...Read More »
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“to Theresa and Bret I offer my deepest condolences I did not know your father but he must have been a great person to have you all as kids prayers...Read More »
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“Dear Theresa, Bret, Jimmy and Jennifer and the rest of the family,I grew up here on the swamp knowing your dad, and he was always so sweet and humble...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Denise O'Berry-Herrin

“Theresa, Bret & Family. We are so sorry to learn of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless . We love ya'll. Dan &...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Stipe

“Theresa, Jennifer, Jimmy and Bret and grandchildren. So sorry for your loss. I know you will miss your dad. But he is with your Mama in heaven. I...Read More »
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James W. "J.W." Cox, Sr, 73, died Thursday morning (January 23, 2014) at Hospice House Satilla following a brief illness. He was a native and life-long resident of Ware County, being born and living his entire life on the same land in the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp. He attended the Braganza School. He was preceded in death by his wife, after 52 years of marriage, Marie Guy Cox, and was the only child of James Ancil Cox and Mandy Thelma Cox. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Vesta Cox Guy, a brother-in-law, Blackie Taylor, and a sister-in-law, Margie L. Guy. He had retired from the Ware County Road Department after many years of service and was a true outdoorsman as he loved to fish and hunt and just spending time riding the roads in and around the Okefenokee Swamp. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters, Theresa C. Cady (Kevin Howell), Jennifer C. Waters (husband Mitchell); two sons, James W."Jimmy" Cox, Jr. (wife Pam), and Bret Cox (wife Karen) all of Waycross; nine grandchildren, Winston Corbitt (wife Sharlie), Tyla Steedley (husband Steven), Kaysie Cady, Matthew Cady (wife Brittany), Mandy Landrum (husband Bruce), Jamie Cox, Cuyler Cox, Jessica Cox, and Jenna Waters.; nine great grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Carolyn Taylor of Waycross, Yvonne Peacock (husband John) of Blackshear, and Sandra Smith (husband David) of Waycross; brother-in-laws, Jesse J. Guy and David E. Guy (wife Rosemary) both of Waycross, and numerous other relatives. A funeral service will be at 11:00 Saturday (January 25, 2014) at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Carter Cemetery on Swamp Road. The family will be receiving friends at the home of Bret and Karen Cox, 2549 Cactus St and from 6:00 until 8:00 Friday evening at Music Funeral Home. Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com. Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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