Mrs. Ola Cox Dishman, age 87, of Jonesborough, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012, at her residence.

Mrs. Dishman was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late Toney and Nellie Blankenship.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dishman was preceded in death by two children, Kenny and Kay Cox; two husbands, Burl Cox and Paul Dishman; three sisters, Dillie Garland, Louise Dickenson and Sue Bacon; and three brothers, Ed Blankenship, Andy Blankenship and Billy Joe Blankenship.

Ms. Dishman was a member of University Parkway Baptist Church and secretary of the Fidelis Sunday School class.

Mrs. Dishman loved her family and took every opportunity to spend quality time with them; she especially enjoyed spending time with her sisters. Ola’s church family was also extremely important to her. She loved the teaching, fellowship, love and care her Sunday school class provided. A special thanks goes out to her church family.

She is survived by two sons, Dan Cox and Jim Cox, of Limestone; three sisters, Kate Cox, Linda Edmisten and husband, Mack, Jan Wishon and husband, Rusty; three brothers, Cecil Blankenship and wife, Lilia, Jess Blankenship and wife, Ann, Richard Blankenship and, wife Judy; five grandchildren, Chris Cox Gage, Richard “Ricky” Cox, Kenny Cox, Billy Cox, Steven Cox; four great grandchildren, Corey Gage, Jessica Gage, Marissa Cox, Kaydan Cox; one great, great grandchild, Aiden Gage; nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life servicewas conducted Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at University Parkway Baptist Church, with Dr. Michael Oaks and Pastor Rusty Wishon officiating.

Internment service was held Sept. 7, 2012, at Maple Lawn Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the Dishman family online at

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