COTTONWOOD, ARIZ. - Joyce Cox Cook, 75, of Cottonwood, Ariz. passed away on September 24, 2013 following complications with diabetes plus congestive heart disease. Joyce had been a resident of Austin Personal Care Home in Cottonwood for a number of years following a successful career as a shop owner in Sedona, Ariz. She graduated from R. E. Lee Institute as the salutatorian of the class of 1956. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Ezra and Sara Cox of Thomaston but survived by her children Travis Cook, Alan Cook and Sonja Starr, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and her brother Jim Cox. A private memorial service will be held by her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Thomaston.