Orea "Teen" Heathcock​

Orea “Teen” Heathcock was born on September 25, 1942 in Alabama.  She was the daughter of Jesse Cox and Alice Clark Cox.

She departed this life in Caruthersville, Missouri on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the age of 74.

On March 20, 1960 in Hayti, Missouri she was united in marriage to Mr. James William Heathcock.  He preceded her in death on November 19, 2015.

Orea and James spent quite a bit of time in Florida working in the citrus fields.  She worked for Silver Springs Citrus.  She alson worked as a housekeeper at a hotel in Mt. Dora, Florida. 

Orea was a wonderful family member.  She not only would do anything for her family but also for her friends.  She was devoted to her children, her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survived by – 3 daughters- Betty Hatley, Rebecca Bailey, and Jenny Sieg all of Caruthersville, Missouri

3 sons – Donald, Rodney and James “Michael” Heathcock all of Caruthersville, Missouri

2 sisters – Loise “Tonk” Nelson and Gloria “Curley” Keller

1 brother – Daniel Boone Cox

20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents-Jesse and Alice Cox, her husband-James Heathcock, 2 brothers and 7 sisters.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the H.S. Smith Chapel with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.  Interment followed in Maple Cemetery.  Family members served as pall bearers.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.


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