Mrs. Deborah Cox Horne
06/18/1948 - 09/07/2023
Mrs. Deborah Cox Horne, age 75, of South Hill, Virginia, passed away on September 7, 2023, after an illness. During this time her husband was her caregiver. His devotion and loving kindness to Deborah was his greatest priority and pleasure. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Earl Oliver Horne of South Hill, Virginia; her two children: Ashleigh Horne Zincone and her husband Scott Zincone of South Hill and John Oliver Horne and his wife Lesley Horne of Clarksville, Virginia; her four grandchildren Emily Zincone, Justin Zincone, James Horne and Lydia Horne. Deborah was predeceased by her parents, David and Hazel Cox and her sister, Sue Cox Moore. Deborah was born on June 18, 1948, in Richlands, North Carolina. After Deborah completed her secondary education at Richlands High School she attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she was proud of being in the first graduating class. Deborah obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. She started her teaching career in Wilmington, North Carolina. Later, she taught at South Hill Elementary for 35 years. Deborah exhibited a passion for teaching. This was evident in the knowledge she displayed of her subject matter, plus her dedication to each student’s success. In 1964 Deborah and Earl met at Richlands High School. They were truly high school sweethearts. The couple proceeded to have a fairy tale love affair that lasted their entire marriage. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory in South Hill, Virginia on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel with visitation following the service. On Monday September 11, 2023 interment will take place at 11:00 A.M. in the Wright-Horne Cemetery located at 314 Cedar Fork Road, Beullaville, North Carolina 28518. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to VCU Health Home Health & Hospice, 300 East Ferrell Street, South Hill, VA 23970. Online condolences may be made through our website, www.crowderhitecrews.com. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Horne family.