Mars Hill View
July 22, 1915
Perry Oliver Cox, passed away at his home on Silver Street, July 1, 1915, aged 43 years,18 days. Deceased had been in failing health for some time, yet ever hopeful of recovery until obliged to give up and take his bed which was only for one week. He was rational until the last moments of his life, taking an interest in things pertaining to his home.
He professed religion some years ago under the preaching of Elder Brooks and was baptized by him 14 years ago. He was married to Miss Maggie Leath of Easton, residing in that town for some time, then removing to Mars Hill. He was the youngest of a family of nine, one sister and two brothers died some years ago.
In his last days he found peace in believing and calmly made known his wishes, which as nearly as possible, was carried out. During his sickness, his wife, was untiring in her devotion, being his constant attendant and every effort was made to stay the destroyer, but in vain.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church, conducted by the Odd Fellows, of which order he was a member. By his request, Brother Odd Fellows, Al, True, Isaiah and Jud Garrison, were pall-bearers. Mrs. Dr. Kincaid, Mrs. Elmer Pierce, Mrs. Horace Anderson, sang two hymns selected by the deceased, “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” “One by One,” with Miss Edgecomb as organist.
Besides his wife, five brothers survive him, George, Charles, Goodwell, Horace and Joseph All, except George, being present at the funeral. Those from out of town were Mrs. And Mrs.Gregg, Mr. Charles Leath and Miss Lottie Gregg from Fort Fairfield and Mr. And Mrs. Everett Tompkins from Blaine.
Words of comfort were spoken by Elder Orff, also a Brother Odd Fellow, who faithfully delivered a stirring message to the living. Brothers of the Order and relatives followed him to his chosen resting place in Easton Cemetery.
As an associate with the one who has recently passed away, having lived for many years in his childhood, under the same roof with us, we feel as it were the loss of a brother, who was faithful in his devotion, honest and unselfish.
Dr. Aaron J. Fulton