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Orphie Evelyn Cox, age 65

It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Orphie Evelyn Cox, age 65, of Cabot, AR. She passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020, at UAMS in Little Rock, AR. She was born on December 2, 1954, in Little Rock to the late George and Ollie Raney Lind.

For many years, Evelyn worked in fundraising for United Cerebral Palsy, Easter Seals, and Carti.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Cox, Sr.

Evelyn leaves behind her, two sons, James Edward Cox, Jr. and William Robert (Sammie) Cox both of Cabot; significant other, Shorty Reese; three sisters, Lori (Ed) Riley of Lexington, MO, Mary Jo Harbin of Jacksonville, Maudie Lind of Beebe; and one brother, George (Debra)

Lind of Judsonia; grandson, Aydin Conelly; numerous beloved nieces and nephews. All who knew her loved her. She will be dearly missed.

In light of the current health concerns, Evelyn’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required to wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Memorial service will be Friday, December 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  Inurnment will follow at Lebanon Cemetery, McRae, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


Please Click Link Below for a Video Tribute of Evelyn’s life:


  • Lori and Ed Riley Posted November 24, 2020 4:03 PM

    With Love and Sorrow we will miss Evelyn. Even though she and I did not grow up together we still connected in many ways. Love to all in these sad and hard times. Be strong and remember all the great memories.

  • Judy and Larry Whitehead Posted November 24, 2020 9:13 PM

    I met Evelyn when I joined ESA. She was a sister with a sweet and kind heart. When my husband had cancer last year, she reached out to us to give us some information that she knew would help us. . We appreciate her so much. You’ll all be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Emily David Posted November 25, 2020 8:58 AM

    Evelyn was a delight to work with at CARTI. Her willingness to help anyone and her dedication knew no bounds. I treasured her sense of humor,.
    Knowing her love for family and friends through her stories, I realize your loss is great! My sympathy and prayers to you all.

  • Amanda ( Chaz) Posted November 25, 2020 9:03 PM

    I love and miss you Momma Sher!!! Thank you for always being a light. You will truly be missed, you inspired me in more ways than anyone will ever now. Keep my Dill straight up there he is kinda like his Momma was. Lol love you so much!!!
    Send big hugs to Sunny (Shorty) and William and James. Love you guys my heart breaks for you guys.

  • Barbara J Show Posted November 26, 2020 4:19 PM

    My sympathy and prayers to you all. Evelyn was a great lady and friend to all.

  • Christine Gronwald Posted November 26, 2020 5:16 PM

    “Ev” was so dear to my husband, Jason, and I who worked with her for years at CARTI. We had long talks about life and love. She had the most giving and gentle spirit.

  • Barbara Raney Posted November 28, 2020 10:29 AM

    Evelyn was a gifted writer, a natural comedian, and a beloved cousin. I always looked forward to seeing her and hearing her essay about the Raney Reunion Punch. My love to family and friends.

  • Mary Machen Posted November 30, 2020 7:04 PM

    Evelyn was so precious to those of us who had the privilege to work with her at CARTI. She had the heart and soul of an Angel. Evelyn’s death leaves a heartache no one can heal but a memory no one can steal.

  • Michelle Heagwood Posted December 1, 2020 11:40 AM

    Very Very Sweet Lady!!! I meet her when I joined ESA. She will be misssed. Prayers for her family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers, Hugs , and Love for everyone.

  • Susan Kaplon Phillips Posted December 3, 2020 1:38 PM

    One of cousins I recently got in contact with. She will be missed very much. Rest in Peace dear sweet cousin

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