Obituary for Mary Ruth Owens Cox

Mary Ruth Owens Cox, age 79 of Snowville passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at the New River Valley Medical Center.

Born June 17, 1939 in Snowville, she was the daughter of the late Avery James Owens and Beulah Mae Boothe Owens.

Mary Ruth was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who devoted her life to her family. She was a member of Faith Bible Church and her passion was helping other people. Her life included time spent being a supportive partner of the family dairy farm and making good home cooking. She treasured family time relaxing at Claytor Lake and hosting friends and community members at Owen’s Store.

She is survived by

 Her husband of 60 years– Theodore “Ted” Gerald Cox, Jr.-Snowville


  1. J. Cox and wife, Donna- Snowville

Mark Cox- Snowville

Rita Cox Weimer and husband Scott- Radford


Sue Ellen Cullip and husband, Darrin

Braxton Cox and wife, Brenna

Carley Cox

Sara Cox

Rylan Weimer

Great Grandchildren

Lily, Addy and Harper Cullip

Funeral services will be held Tuesday 11:00 a.m., February 19, 2019 at Faith Bible Church,110 LaGrange St., Pulaski with Rev. Jim Linkous officiating. Interment will follow in Dishon Cemetery, Snowville.

The family will receive friends Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., February 18, 2019 at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be given to Faith Bible Church, Pulaski.

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Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, Virginia is handling the arrangements for the family.