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(L-R) Dora Cox, Alan Hudson, Charles Dukes

Leading citizens remembered

Death claimed three of Barnesville’s business and civic leaders over the past week.

Dora Cox, 73, died July 11 at her home after a long battle with cancer. She moved to Barnesville in 1993, worked as a realtor and later founded her own business Dora Cox Realty. She was active in the Barnesville Rotary Club for many years.

Funeral services were held Monday at First United Methodist Church. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Alan Hudson, proprietor of Southern Nursery Products, died July 13 after a brief illness. He was 61.

Hudson founded his tree and shrub operation here in 1988 and sold plant materials all over the country. He was buried in the family cemetery on his farm Sunday afternoon in a private service. A public celebration of his life will be held later.

Charles Dukes, who worked in education at various locations, died Saturday of pulmonary fibrosis.

He and his wife Jean were longtime residents of Thomaston Street and opened their home to multiple charitable events over the years.

Funeral arrangements for Dukes were not finalized at press time Monday. Monitor for updates.

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