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Allan Ray Cox, 46

Allan Ray Cox, 46

Allan Ray Cox, 46, of Horse Shoe passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center following lifelong heart complications.

A lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of Edna Pruitt Cox Allison of Hendersonville and the late Grady L. Cox. His sister Audrey Cox Steele, also preceded him in death.

maltese cross webHe was an active member for 30 years at Etowah-Horse Shoe Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept. and was a new member of the Edneyville Lions Club.

He was a dozer and Low Boy operator for the NC Dept. of Transportation. Prior to his work with the NCDOT, he was the owner and operator of Second Chance Trucking, Inc., his lifelong dream.

Upon receiving the Lord, he was baptized and became a member of Etowah Baptist Church. His passions in life, other than his family and friends were his motorcycle and his devotion to helping others.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, is his devoted wife Crystal Huggins Cox; stepson Brad Huggins of Hendersonville; son Stephen Allan Cox of Flat Rock; one brother, Jerry Cox and his wife Barbara; two sisters, Irene Barnwell and husband Billy and Carol Vaughn and Gene Moore; mother and father-in-law Bob and Melba Huggins all of Hendersonville; and a large number of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Rev. Brian Henderson will officiate. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Edneyville Community Lions Club, P.O. Box 797 Fletcher, N.C. 28732.

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Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.