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Clarence Poe Cox, 86, a 48-year resident of Warner Robins, died on Aug. 26. Born in Pineview, Cox was a graduate of Mercer University and Southwestern Seminary. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later for 23 years as the first missions’ director for Rehoboth Baptist Association until his retirement in 1986. Cox is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jessie Mae Jackson Cox; son, Jackson D. Cox of Milledgeville; daughter, J. Pamela Cox Alexander; sisters, Evie M. Cox Bennett and Sybil Cox Banks; brother, Dewitt T. Cox, Jr; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judith E. Cox Casteen, and sister, Oneita U. Cox Mulkey. Cox donated his remains to the Mercer University School of Medicine.

 

Winston H. Harmon of Conyers, formerly of Griffin, died Aug. 15. Harmon pastored Georgia Baptist churches almost 42 years until illness forced him to retire in 1994.

Harmon was active for more than eight years at First Baptist Conyers. He attended Baptist Bible Institute in Lakeland, Fla., and Norman College in Norman Park. Harmon also took extension classes at the Mercer University in Griffin.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joyce Hightower Harmon of Conyers; son, W. Henry Harmon; and daughters Cheryl Weldon and Regina Cheek.