Obituaries, Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Published 7:02 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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Kenneth Wood Cox

Kenneth Wood Cox, age 87, a resident of Troy, died Sunday, December 3, 2023 at his home. Funeral services for Mr. Cox will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 1pm at First Baptist Church in Troy with Dr. Ross Lankford officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the service from 11am-1pm at First Baptist.

Kenneth Wood Cox

Kenneth Wood Cox was born in Cottonwood, AL on March 3, 1936. He grew up in Petrey and Luverne, AL and graduated from Luverne High School in 1953. He attended Auburn University and graduated from Troy University. He also served his country in the Air Force.

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He was in the insurance business, first with Travelers Insurance, and then as founder of Cox and Associates Insurance in 1969. He later founded or owned Cox Container, Ken Cox Ford, Troy Nissan, and Coffee County Bank. He was very active in civic and community affairs serving as President of The Troy Chamber of Commerce, Troy IDB, Troy Rotary Club, and Troy University Alumni Association among others.

Mr. Cox faithfully served First Baptist Church of Troy as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and in other servant-leadership roles. He is survived by his wife of sixty three years Peggy Scarbrough Cox, son Kenneth Wood Cox, Jr(Lydia), daughter Taylor Cox Jinright (Ross), and grandchildren Shelley Cox, Chandler Cox, John David Cox, Callee Jinright, Reed Jinright, and Wood Jinright(Kelsey).

He was predeceased by his father, Lt Col Emmett M Cox , and his brother, the Hon Emmett R Cox.

The Cox family would like to acknowledge his caregivers Loretta Blair and Bobby Jewell for their faithful and compassionate care.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Troy.

Ronald Gene White

Ronald Gene White, age 68, a resident of Jack, AL. passed away Saturday, December 2, 2023 surrounded by loved ones. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at St. John Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Shirlie Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Baptist Church Cemetery with Skeen Funeral Home of Troy directing. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at Skeen Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Myra Elaine White, father, John Arthur “Bud” White, mother, Minnie Lee Renfroe, stepfather, James Earl Renfroe, sister, Patsy Munch, and a brother Roy Rachel Smith. Mr. White is survived by his children, Amanda Moody (Mark), David White (Blair), Christopher White; five grandchildren, Joseph Moody, Aaron Moody, Laken Moody, Daxton White, Woodlyn White; brother, Donald White (Ann); sister, Margaret Thrift, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Joseph Moody, Aaron Moody, Buddy Mehaffey, Ricky Hudmon, Junior Lee and Mack Garrison. The guest book may be signed and words of condolences expressed at