CHARLESTON — Margaret Cox Benson, age 76, beautician, passed away, Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital North Miss. in Oxford.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at First Baptist Church in Charleston with interment following at Charleston Cemetery. Womble Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Officiating the service was Rev. Joe May. Sacred music was provided by Karen Clements, Dee Beach and Mark Cox.
Born May 4, 1942, in Grenada, she was the daughter of William Mason Cox and Ollie Lee Simpson Cox.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Donald Ray Benson; a daughter, Carla Benson Christian of Brandon; a sister, Mary Frances Williams of Springfield, Va.; a brother, William Lafayette Cox (Jo) of Southaven; three granddaughters, Ellen Christian Thomas (Chase) of Brandon, Chelsea Weaver (Carl) of Arkansas and Amber Benson of Marianna, Ark.; as well as many nieces, nephews and many other loving family members.
She was preceded in death by a son, Don Benson (Kim Benson).
Pallbearers were Dan Anderson, Mark Cox, Marvin Cox, Mason Cox, Will Cox and Carroll Huestess.