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Eleanor Hill Cox, age 89, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017.
Mrs. Cox was born on February 16, 1928 in Athens, AL, daughter of the late Ulner Hill and Flora Morris Hill.

Mrs. Cox was known to all of her friends and family as the “Merle Norman Lady”.  She was one of the first women in Limestone County, AL who owned a business, she proudly ran and operated her Merle Norman cosmetics store for thirty-five years.  She was a true and faithful servant of the Lord and a proud member of Sam Jones United Methodist Church.  She was an avid Master Gardner and spent much of her spare time tending to her flower gardens.  She was a cherished mother and grandmother who is already so greatly missed but never will be forgotten.

She is preceded in death by her husband John Rudolph Cox; brothers, Doris and Houston Hill.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol (Keith) Sandlin; grandchildren, Kerri (Brent) Applegate, Claire (Robert) Brannon and Katie (Tyler) Brown; great-grandchildren, Shaw and Chase Applegate, Jake and Levi Brannon and McRae and Collier Brown; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 11th of August, 2017 with Rev. Kevin Lobello and Rev. Nena Jones officiating. 

Visitation will be from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  Interment will be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Saturday the 12th of August, 2017 in Athens City Cemetery, Athens, AL.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial donations may be made in her honor to Sam Jones United Methodist Church, Stephen’s Ministry.

Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the on-line register.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.

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