Alma Dale Cox

January 12, 2014 

Alma Sauls Dale Cox, 87, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the Brian Center.

Alma was born in Wayne County on February 6, 1926 to the late Rudie and Flossie Taylor Sauls. She had worked with F.W. Woolworth for 44 years before retiring. Alma was a faithful member of Spring Hill Free Will Baptist Church, where she lead music and directed the choir. She was affectionally called "Church House Mama" by those at the church. Alma served in ministry at Spring Hill with her late husband, Rev. William L. Dale, for over 20 years. She later married the Rev. Clyde W. Cox and she served with him in ministry until his death. Alma will also be remembered for leading the music at the Free Will Baptist Ladies Conference in Cragmont.

Through the years with her family and many friends she had a patient, caring, understanding and open mind, found wonderful conversation thereby giving as well as receiving great love.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Spring Hill Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Lewis Forsythe and Rev. Doug Radford officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Alma is survived by her step-daughter, Sharon Griffith; a step grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Alma was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Strobel; brothers, Floyd Sauls, Edward Sauls, Bill Sauls and Rudolph Sauls; a step-son, Boyce Cox.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Spring Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 2127 U. S. 70 West, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or Cragmont Assembly, 1233 N. Fork Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711 or University of Mount Olive, 634 Henderson Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365.

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