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Gertrude Elizabeth Cox

Mrs. Gertrude Elizabeth Cox, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas passed away November 8, 2015 in Mena.

She was born on January 8, 1924 in Shady, Arkansas to the late Joseph D. Whisenhunt and the late Effie Cornelia Lawrence Whisenhunt. She was married to the late Hubert Cox and was a homemaker. Gertrude enjoyed sewing, quilting and loved taking care of her family. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by sons, Garry Cox and wife Chris of Mena, Arkansas, James Cox and wife Brenda of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, Tonya Cox of Mena, Arkansas, Jessica Cox of Mena, Arkansas, Jason Cox of Mena, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Latonia Siler of Mena, Arkansas, Heidi Siler of Mena, Arkansas; sister, Muriel Hendrix of Mena, Arkansas; brother, Ray Whisenhunt of Shreveport, Louisiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Effie Whisenhunt, her husband, Hubert Cox, and a sister, Josephine Bailey.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist in Shady, Arkansas with Brother Danny Minton officiating.  Interment will follow in the Shady Cemetery in Shady, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Gene Hendrix, Dean Hendrix, Danny Hendrix, Bryon Hendrix, Jason Hendrix and Tommy Wood.

Visitation will be general.

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