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Nancy Margaret (Spivey) Cox

October 9, 1935 ~ January 7, 2020 (age 84)


Nancy Margaret Spivey Cox, age 84, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at UNC Hospital.

Nancy was born in Lee County, North Carolina on October 9, 1935 to the late James Curtis Spivey and Tannie Mae Hight Spivey. She was also preceded in death by her husband Joseph “Joe” Cox, sister Hilda Talley, brother Buddy Spivey, and granddaughter Cassidy Raquel Cox.  

Surviving relatives include daughter; Darlene Ryan and husband Mike of Pittsboro, son Joey Cox and wife Donna of Pittsboro, four grandchildren, Carly Johnson and husband James, Katherine Meadows, Christopher Ryan and wife Amber, Dalton Cox, five great – grandchildren, Henry Johnson, Riley Meadows, Calvin Johnson, Jasper Johnson, Sarah Meadows,  and one sister, Doris Ashburn of White Hill, NC .

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 6PM to 8PM at Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation Griffin Chapel. A Graveside service will be held Friday, January 10, 2020 at 3PM at Spivey Family Cemetery with Pastor Wesley Thomas presiding.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial contributions to be made in Nancy’s memory to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.

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January 9, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel
396 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Graveside Service
January 10, 2020

3:00 PM
Spivey Family Cemetery
White Hill Road
Sanford, NC 27330


The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York NY 10036

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