Dorothy Cox
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Obituary for Dorothy Cox

Dorothy Cox
Hatmaker Funeral Home
503 S. Main Street
Lake City, TN 37769
(865) 426-2158
Dorothy Lee Cox, age 81, of Caryville, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at her residence. She was born on January 19, 1932 in Anderson County, Tennessee to the late Clifford King and Myrtle Massengill. Dorothy was an active member of the Eastern Star until her health declined in recent years, and also worked on the Beech Grove Reunion Committee. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and her great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her son, Ricky Cox, brother Bailey Burris, and her infant sister, Joyce.


Husband of 65 Years James Robert Cox Caryville

Daughters Tracie Rucker Oak Ridge
Vicki Dyer and Husband Jack Knoxville

Brothers Carl Burris and Wife Jeannie Winchester
Bobby Burris and Wife Ruby Holiday, FL
Sammy Burris and Wife Porsha Knoxville

Sisters Linda Cameron and Husband Ron Clarksville
Brenda Moles Lake City
Helen Reitz Toledo, OH

Grandchildren Wendi Arnold and Husband Gary
Danny and Christy Cox
Michael and Taylor Rucker

Several Great Grandchildren

…And a Host of Other Nephews, Nieces, Other Relatives, and Friends.

The Family would like to extend a special thank you to Ms. Georgia Kitts for the loving care and kindness she has shown to Dorothy over the past few years.

Visitation: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Hatmaker Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 3:00 PM Sunday, December 8, 2013 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Triplett officiating.
Interment: Family and Friends will gather at Hatmaker Funeral Home at 1:30 PM on Monday, December 9, 2013 to go in procession to Beech Grove Cemetery in Lake City for a 2:00 PM interment.

You can also view Dorothy’s guestbook at

Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN in charge of arrangements.

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