Cox, Aliah Bowers

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Aliah Bowers Cox, 81, of Radford, fell asleep at home and awoke in glory on Friday, January 18, 2008. She was born October 2, 1926 in Grayson County, Va. and was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Thelma Stanley Bowers, brother Pascal Bowers and two sisters, Nancy Hannifan and Helen Dunford.

She has left a hole in our hearts and will be greatly missed. She was a true woman of God, a loving mother and grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She worked hard her entire life and was employed at Deli-Mart in Radford for many years, known as the biscuit lady who fed most of the population of Radford. Later on, in her “retirement” years, she worked for Agency on Aging, often caring for people much older than she was.

Survivors include her three sons and daughter-in-law, Frank Duane and Donna Cox of Williamston, S.C.; Chris Lee Cox Of Mobil, Ala.; Allen Cox of Radford; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Curtis Muncy of Dublin; daughter-in-law, Valerie Cox of Radford; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Juanita Bowers of Hillsville; Herman and Eva Bowers of Ivanhoe; and Randolph Bowers of Ivanhoe; sister, Francis Payne of Hillsville.

Her legacy lives on in her ten grandchildren, Crystal McGuire and fiance, Wes Hallett, of Dublin; Joseph Cox and fianc�e, Tabitha Rich, of Williamston, S.C., Katie Cox Osterbauer and husband, Richard, of Radford, Elizabeth McGuire Whitlock and husband, Scott, of Christiansburg, Christopher Hoff and wife, Jennifer, of Radford, Heather Hoff of Vinton, Michelle Cox and Amanda Cox of Williamston, S.C., Brittany Hoff of Roanoke, Jessica Cox of Danville, and Stephanie McDaniel of Columbus, Ohio.

The pride and joy of her life, ten great-grandchildren, Abigail, Ethan, Aaron, Nevaeh, Israel, Bethany, Braylen, Hailey, L.B., and Drayton; and several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Dr. Philips and the staff at Roanoke Memorial Hospital , Dr. Yoder and the staff at Pulaski Community Hospital, Angie Moiser, Ben Linkous and the staff at Advance Health Care Services, for all the care they’ve provided over the past two years, and Dr. Thaddus Lee and Nurse Carol Howell for the care given for the past 30 years. Most sincere and heartfelt thank-you to her two caregivers, Crystal McGuire and Barbara Simpkins, for the care and devotion they gave to her in her last days to make it possible to keep Mom at home.

Mom is walking on the streets of gold, walking for the 1st time in seven months, and no longer in any pain. Keep looking for us Mom, for the day will come when we’ll be joining you and rejoicing around our heavenly Father’s throne. Until then, continue to keep a watch over all of us and we will work to see you someday soon. Our love goes with you.

Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Mullins Funeral Home, with Brother Lee Sarver officiating. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Ivanhoe. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, at the Mullins Funeral Home. The Cox family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.