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Martha (Frankie) Cox, 73, Elkhorn, KY (1948-2021)

Martha Frances "Frankie" (Malone) Cox of Elkhorn passed away on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She was 73 years old.

The funeral will be held at 1pmET on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Auberry Funeral Home, 503 East Main Street, Campbellsville. Burial will follow in Tallow Creek Cemetery.

Visitation is requested on Monday, November 22, 2021, from 5pmET until 8pmET at Auberry Funeral Home in downtown Campbellsville.

Martha "Frankie" Frances (Malone) Cox, daughter of the late Willie Malone and Sarah Minor was born November 17, 1948, in Sonora, KY, and raised in Glendale, KY.

She was married to Steve W. Cox in April 1984, and he preceded her in death on January 18th, 2018.

Frankie professed her faith in Christ and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

Frankie attended Campbellsville University and Columbian Institute where she received many degrees. She received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She was a certified paralegal and obtained a degree in Juvenile Delinquency. Even though she was "retired" from working she was a full-time mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Frankie was the official sexton of Tallow Creek Cemetery.

She is survived by:
  • Two daughters: Stephanie Michelle Travis of Lexington; Elecia Mecole Spaulding and her husband, Andrew, of Campbellsville.
  • One son: Bobby Clay Dallas Cox of Elkhorn.
  • Seven grandchildren: Steven Blade Thompson of Campbellsville; Austin M. Thompson and wife, Brooke, of Campbellsville; Shayne Murphy of Campbellsville; Wesley Murphy, Jr., of Frankfort; Jared Murphy of Frankfort; Deandre Bell of Campbellsville; and Emani Spaulding of Campbellsville.
  • One great-grandchild: Jazmyn RyLee Thompson of Campbellsville.
  • Two brothers: Bobby Malone of Vine Grove; Curtis Malone and his wife, Charlotte of Franklin, IN.
  • Two sisters: Mary Ann Maupin of Owensboro; Betty Jean Derringer and her husband, Rosco, of Acton.
  • Many other family, relatives, and friends
Besides her parents and her husband, Frankie is preceded in death by one sister: Barbara Jean Hill.

Auberry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Martha (Frankie) Cox, 73, Elkhorn, KY (1948-2021)

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