WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Grace Johnson Cox, 84 of Warrenton, GA passed away at home October 15, 2011 surrounded by family, listening to the music she loved. Born September 28, 1927 in Evanston, Illinois to Charles Gustave Russell Johnson and Edith Bostwick Johnson, Mary Grace was the eldest of two daughters. In 1945 she graduated from Neenah High School, Neenah, Wisconsin. She graduated the Evanston Hospital School of Nursing in 1948 as a R.N. She married Franklin L. Cox of Decatur, Georgia on October 13, 1950 at Neenah Presbyterian Church. They made their homes in Clemson and Charleston, South Carolina, Atlanta, Savannah, and Decatur, Georgia She began her professional life as a registered nurse in 1948 and retired in 1980 after 18 years at Dekalb General Hospital, Decatur, Georgia. Once retired she and frank managed their cattle ranch at Liberty Hill Plantation in Warren County, Georgia. She Volunteered with the Warren County Board of Registrars helping in local elections and was a member of The League of Women Voters. She participated in worship and fellowship at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Warrenton First Methodist Church in Warrenton, Georgia and Thomson Presbyterian Church in Thomson, Georgia. Her Laughter, Wisdom, gentle presence and generosity of spirit will be missed by her family, friends, and co-workers. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Madelyn Johnson Negley. She is survived by her husband of 61 years and her sons Franklin Russel Cox (Rebecca Traux Cox) of Warrenton, Georgia; David Leon Cox (Mindy Weltman Cox) of Jupiter, Florida; and Steven Ralston Cox of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one niece and two nephews. Memorial services will be held at Thomson Presbyterian Church, Thomson, Georgia on November 12, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10001; 866-232-8484; www.Alzfd.org . Lowe Funeral Home 77 W Gibson Street Warrenton, GA 30828 (706) 465-3333.