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Death of Dickie Cox


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The News of Dickie's death as reported on this site on Sunday, October 14, 2007



The End of an Era


Cox Variety Store

Today (Sunday, October 14, 2007) we have learned of the death of Richard 'Dickie' Cox who passed away this morning. Dickie was a wealth of knowledge in relation to the history of Auburn and was always available to every one who had questions about their ancestors etc. He will be sadly missed.
Funeral arrangements:
Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Young Funeral Home in Auburn. Funeral is at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday and burial is at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in Elmwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, KY



There are many articles written about the Cox Variety Store and its uniqueness is as a result of its longevity in Auburn. Many stores have come and gone but Cox Variety Store seemed to live on forever - well it lived as long as Dickie Cox was alive.


A Brief Summary

Richard Sr. & Martha Cox came to Auburn in 1951 from Mount Vernon, Kentucky. They opened a store in the premises that was once owned by the Woodmen of the World and is currently (November 2007) owned by Mike Hughes . They later moved to the location in the old "Vick's Hotel" dining room, which was where the business was carried on by their son Richard Jr. "Dickie" Cox until his death in October 2007.

Close up view of Cox (17' x 70') Variety Store (2007)

Cox Variety Store at the left facing "Vick's Hotel" (2007)


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