Virginia M. Cox

Born on September 11, 1933

Departed on September 7, 2015

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Virginia Merdell “Delle” Woodard Cox, recently residing in Nashville, TN, died on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015. She would have been 82 years of age on her next birthday.
Delle was born on September 11, 1933 in Dutch Creek, Arkansas to the late Virgil Clifton Woodard and Annie Merle Williams Woodard. After spending her formative years in Arkansas and California, she married Billy Howard Cox of Huntsville, Arkansas, who was a chaplain in the U.S. Army. They were married for 55 years; raised four sons; and were stationed throughout the United States and Europe.
Since grammar school, Delle enjoyed writing poetry, songs and plays, mainly for self-expression. In 1974, she shared a collection of her poems in her book, “The Heart is Sometimes AWOL.” AWOL is the military acronym for Absent Without Leave.
Family and friends were Delle’s passion and delight, second only to her devotion to God. She was an avid student of the Bible and always willing to teach the truth in love.
In addition to her parents and husband, Delle was preceded in death by her two brothers, Gerald and Eugene Woodard. She is survived by her four sons, William Howard (Laura Taylor ) Cox of Nashville, Tennessee, Timothy Christian (Suzanne Eagye) Cox of Pegram, Tennessee, Thomas Whitney (Sheri Ferguson) Cox of Graham, North Carolina and Jonathan Marcus (Janna Bray) Cox of Fairview, Tennessee; fifteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Maxine Woodard Herring of Danville, Arkansas.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00p, followed by the funeral service at 2:00p on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Danville, Arkansas, phone 479.495.2873. There will then be a graveside service at the Earl Ladd Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, phone 866.232.8484.
Arrangements were provided by the West Harpeth Funeral Home of Nashville, Tennessee and the Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, Arkansas.

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