Emmett Emanuel “Sonny” Cox
October 17, 1939 – April 6, 2021
Upon fulfilling his army tour, Sonny moved back to Whigham, where, in 1961, he married Raynell Jowers. He next took a position for IBM and the couple moved to Atlanta where his business acumen really began to shine. After several years with IBM, he returned to Whigham where he partnered with a friend to purchase Farmers Peanut Company and brought it back to success. He, like many men from the south, was a capable handyman and tinkerer and was able to fix almost anything.
Sonny, a member of Whigham United Methodist Church, went to be with the Holy Father on April 6, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Raynell; his son, Jonathan, daughter-in-law, Beth, and grandson, Ian; and his daughter, Allison, son-in-law, Aaron Charlesworth, and grandchildren, Joshua and Madeleine; and his sister, June Mosely and husband, David “Butch” Mosely; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
There will be a private service to celebrate his life on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Woodland Cemetery, Whigham, GA. Reverend Charles Whatley, a man Sonny deeply respected, will officiate.
Memorials may be made in Sonny’s memory to: Whigham United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 4, Whigham, GA 39897.