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Mary Cox

February 27, 1948 - August 28, 2017

Memorial services will be held at New Life Ministries in Maryville, Tennessee on Friday, September 1st at 6:00pm. Donations can be made directly to Memorial Funeral Home.

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Mary Katherine Cox, 69 passed away peacefully on August 28, 2017 in Alcoa, Tennessee. Born in Rochester, Pennsylvania in 1948, Mary went on to graduate from New Brighton High School in and then immediately enlisted into The United States Navy. After leaving the Navy, she went on to dedicate over 20 years of service employed at Raytheon in Florida before retiring in 2011. Upon retiring, she dedicated her life to raising her granddaughter Alexus and to becoming the number ONE fan of the Tampa Bay Rays. She was active in many online groups, including The April Squad. While her many titles included mother, grandmother, sister, etc., the title she held most dear was “Sausage Cheese Ball” Queen!  She was preceded in death by her father Harry Vance Priddy, mother Sarah Marie Patterson, “Bonus” mother Mabel Priddy, siblings Harry Elmer, John Edward, Delores Reed, Madge Hill, son Arthur Knapp Boutelle III, and Jermayne Marquette Ward, Jr. She is survived by her daughters Carrie and husband Roy, daughter Rebecca and husband Arris, son Daniel, sisters Lydia and Fern, granddaughters Ashley, Heather, Amber, Lindsey, Remiah, Alexus, grandsons: Amari, Rylan, Elijiah, Isaiah, Jaziah and great grandchildren Hannah, Ben, Alijah, Gavin, Isaiah, Finn, Olivia and Ava. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends who she also always considered family.