Note: Texas deaths: Cox Dorman Elmer 20 November 1988 TARRANT County
GA - 1800s Message: Solomon RIBERON daughter Emma b 1892 in GA Emma m William Sylvester CHAUNCEY Their eldest daughter was Meddie Rilla b 1923 in Fargo GA d 1959 Jacksonville FL She married Dorman Elmer COX of Lamesa TX === http://bz.llano.net/gowen/hussey_millenium/whitms014.htm The Whitmire Manuscript One son was born to Willie Elmer Cox and Effie Elmo Ramsey Cox. Dorman Elmer Cox born June 11, 1924 Dorman Elmer Cox, son of Willie Elmer Cox and Effie Elmo Ramsey Cox, was born June 11, 1924 in Dawson County. He was inducted November 13, 1942 at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma in the U.S. Army Corps and received his basic training at Shep�herd Field, Wichita Falls, Texas. He was married January 24, 1943 in Waresboro, Geor�gia to Meddie Rilla Chauncey, who was born in Waycross, Georgia January 24, 1923. She was one of 13 children of William Sylvester Chauncey and Emma Rib�erton Chauncey. Shortly afterward he was stationed in India and served in the C.B.I. theatre during World War II. He was discharged from the Air Corps November 2, 1945 at Ft. McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia.
Following a short residency in Georgia he returned to Lamesa where he was employed in carpentry. After a brief period the family returned to Waycross, Georgia where they were living October 25, 1946. After a short employment on a chicken farm in Callahan, Florida he brought his family back to Lamesa where he was employed as a carpenter. In 1955 they lived briefly in Odessa, Texas and then moved to Lubbock, Texas where he was employed as a Dr. Pepper route salesman.
Later he was employed in the printing department of "Southwestern Crop & Stock." Afterwards he was em�ployed as a "glassblower" and lathe operator in the cathode ray tube plant of Elec�tros, Inc.
Rilla Chauncey Cox contracted cancer about 1956, and the family removed to Jacksonville, Florida in 1959 so she could be near her family. She died there March 16, 1960 and was buried in the Chauncey family cemetery in Telmore, Georgia. The fam�ily returned to Lubbock and resumed his association with Electros, Inc.
Dorman Elmer Cox was remarried September 7, 1962 to Ollie Maurice Green Ram�sey. Shortly afterward she was graduated from Lubbock School of Voca�tional Nurses. In 1966 the removed to Ft. Worth, Texas where he was employed as a printer for Manney Co. She was a nurse at John Peter Smith Hospital. Later she was director of nurses at Fireside Nursing Home.
Ollie Maurice Green Ramsey Cox died October 30, 1975 of a heart condition. He was remarried January 8, 1976 to "her best friend," Mildred Louise Nickens Becker, a nurse who was employed with her and a mother of four. She was born Novem�ber 30, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri.
In September 1983 he continued to live in Ft. Worth where he was employed as a super- intendent for a construction company. Later he was a partner in C&R Con�struction Co. He was incapacitated for a time in a construction accident in December 1984 in which his right leg was fractured in six places.
Children born to Dorman Elmer Cox and Meddie Rilla Chauncey Cox in�clude:
Kenneth Dorman Cox born September 3, 1944 Linda Dardanella Cox born October 25, 1946 Gary Allen Cox born February 9, 1951 Stephen Elmer Cox born January 28, 1956 No children were born to Dorman Elmer Cox and Ollie Maurice Green Ramsey Cox, but they adopted a daughter and assumed foster parenthood of anothe
Doyla Letta Cox born October 21, 1967 Theresa Ann Lairmore born December 1, 1969 Kenneth Dorman Cox, son of Dorman Elmer Cox and Meddie Rilla Chaun�cey Cox, was born September 3, 1944 in Waycross. He attended school in Lame�sa, Odessa and Lubbock and was graduated there in 1963 from Monterey High School. Following graduation he was employed by Hemphill-Wells Company and Elec�tros, Inc. In August 1963 he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps and received a medi�cal dis�charge from the corps in December 1963. Later he was a student at Uni�versity of Florida.
He was married August 15, 1970 to Mary Virginia Allencia. They were di�vor�ced in 1972 in Houston. He was remarried November 20, 1972 to Chloe Lou Schumach�er in Ft. Worth. They were divorced shortly afterward. He was re�married April 28, 1984 to Peggy Ann Threat, a mother of three. In 1985 he, a con�struction super�visor, lived in Ft. Worth.
Children born to Kenneth Dorman Cox and Mary Virginia Allencia Cox include: Rilla Theresa Cox born March 22, 1972 No children were born to Kenneth Dorman Cox, Chloe Lou Schumacher and Peggy Ann Threat Cox.
Linda Dardanella Cox, daughter of Dorman Elmer Cox and Meddie Rilla Chauncey Cox, was born October 25, 1946 in Waycross. She was gradu�ated from Monterey High School in 1965. Following graduation she was enrolled in Lubbock School of Vocational Nurses where she was elected president of her class and was graduated with honors. She took her state board examinations in May 1967 and was employed by John Peter Smith Hospital. In an 18-year tenure there she has risen to supervisory capacity.
She was married February 14, 1977 to Jeffery Lynn Becker, son of her step- mother, Mildred Louise Nickens Becker Cox and William Becker. No children had been born to them in February 1985.
Gary Allen Cox, son of Dorman Elmer Cox and Meddie Rilla Chauncey Cox, was born February 9, 1951 in Lamesa. He attended public school in Lub�bock and Ft. Worth and enrolled in the latter city in Tarrant County Junior Col�lege.
He was married September 20, 1971 in Ft. Worth to Donna Lee "Jingles" Peters. In 1972 they lived in Beckley, West Virginia. They were divorced in 1974 in Oklahoma. In 1978 he was remarried to Rita Darlene Gilpin, daughter of Wil�liam Franklin Gilpin and Lela Irene Lampp Gilpin of Ft. Worth. In February 1985 he was supervisor of construction and maintenance at John Peter Smith Hospital and lived at River Oaks, Texas.
Children born to Gary Allen Cox and Donna Lee "Jingles" Peters Cox include: Larry Allen Cox born March 22, 1972 Children born to Gary Allen Cox and Rita Darlene Gilpin Cox in- clude: Misty Amber Cox born January 21, 1980 Stephen William Cox born July 24, 1982 Stephen Elmer Cox, son of Dorman Elmer Cox and Meddie Rilla Chaun�cey Cox, was born January 28, 1956 in Lubbock. He attended public school in Lubbock and Ft. Worth. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy April 17, 1975 and re�ceived his basic training in Orlando, Florida. Later he attended a naval elec�tronics school in Chicago, Illinois. He was discharged September 17, 1976.
He was married November 24, 1978 to Karen Dawn Stanfill in Ft. Worth. They were divorced in 1980. He was married June 9, 1984 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Rhonda Karen Richard Chasteen, daughter of Norman Richard and Sondra Sher Richard.
In 1985 he, the owner of Creative Wood Crafts, continued to live in Ft. Worth. No children were born to Stephen Elmer Cox, Karen Dawn Stanfill Cox and Rhonda Karen Richard Chasteen Cox.
Doyla Letta Cox, adopted daughter of Dorman Elmer Cox and Ollie Maurice Green Ramsey Cox, was born October 21, 1967 in Ft. Worth. In 1985 she continued in the home of her parents. She was involved in an automobile acci�dent June 16, 1985 and continued in a coma for several weeks. She survived and was living in a Ft. Worth nursing home in June 1987.
Theresa Ann Lairmore-Cox, foster daughter of Dorman Elmer Cox and Ollie Maurice Green Ramsey Cox, was born December 1, 1969 in California. In 1970 she came into their home
She died February 15, 1985 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to her temple. She had a history of epileptic seizures and had recently been gripped by the debilitat�ing mal�ady. Her organs were donated to transplant patients, and she was buried in Azleland Memorial Park.
Dan Malone, staff writer for "Ft. Worth Star-Telegram," wrote an article around the suicide note which she left for her family:
"The two-page note that Theresa Ann Lairmore-Cox left her family on Valentine's Day was full of love. But when her father reads it now, it brings tears to his eyes and a tremor to his voice.
Theresa, a 15-year-old freshman at Boswell High School, wrote her farewell Thursday morning, moments before squeezing the trigger of the pistol she had placed to her head. She died Friday at John Peter Smith Hospita
Theresa's father, Dorman E. Cox, says he does not know why his daughter killed herself. Her note did not explain it, although she expressed concerns about her epilepsy and anxiety about her health, he said.
"She had been having epileptic seizures, but hadn't been bothered for some time. Here this last week she had two. She had a real strong one on Monday, which seemed to bother her a lot, then she had another one on Tuesday," Cox said Saturday evening, "She was worried about going back and having these seizures."
On Thursday morning Cox woke Theresa up for school, then drove his wife Mildred to work. When he returned about 30 minutes later, at about 8 a.m, he found Theresa's note, and a moment later, her lifeless body in her bed. He also found his .22-caliber revolver in her bed with one discharged shell. What he didn't find was a wound or blood.
She was taken to JPS, where doctors found a small wound in her temple, Cox said. The teen-ager was kept on life-support systems until Friday, Cox said. Cox said Theresa had never attempted to take her life before and gave no indi�cation that she was upset before her death.
On Wednesday night she talked to (her sister) Doyla Letta and one of my sons, Gary. They were over here talking, laughing, cutting up as usual,' he said. 'One of her girlfriends had been down for a little bit, and they been out for a while. I think they walked down to the store.'
On the back of Theresa's photograph, printed at right, she had written message to her brother and sister-in-law, 'To Gary and Darlene Cox & kids,' she wrote, 'Look now cause this will be the last time you'll see me in a picture. Love ya, Theresa.'
Cox said he believed that his daughter's words reflected her dissatisfaction with how the picture turned out, rather than a warning of her troubled mind. He said she accepted life on its own terms, 'She didn't expect much out of life--she was pretty content with what she had and got.'
Cox is not Theresa's father, though he is the only father figure she ever knew. Her father died of cancer when she was an infant. After her father's death
Theresa was left in her grandfather's care until arrangements were made to place her in Cox's custody. Cox, a relative of Theresa's through a previous marriage, became her legal guardian.
Cox asked that the note that Theresa left not be published, but he offers a general description. She left word of her love for her family and a plea to understand what she did--if not why, 'It was just her way of saying goodbye and God bless you.'
Theresa will be buried at Azleland Memorial Park on Monday--the day that she was supposed to see her doctor about the latest round of seizures." ==== Memories of a cousin, http://bz.llano.net/gowen/hussey_millenium/mccallms014.htm Firing up ready-rolled Chesterfields pilfered from Uncle Elmer's pack by Cousin Dorman. When he caught us, he put us in the cab of his pickup, rolled up the windows and gave us the whole pack to smoke non-stop.
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1 Aug 1976 Male Tarrant Kenneth Dorman Cox Gretchen Honora Mcclo Doyla Letta Cox 21 Oct 1967 Female Tarrant Dorman Elmer Cox Ollie Maurice Green Gary Allan Cox 9 Feb 1951 Male Dawson Dorman Elmar Cox Rilla Chaun Rilla Theresa Cox 22 Mar 1972 Female Harris Kenneth Dorman Cox Mary Virginia Allen Stephen Elmer Cox 28 Jan 1956 Male Lubbock Dorman Elmer Cox Rilla Meddie Chauncey
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