Yuvon Cox

September 21, 1925 – February 28, 2019

Yuvon Bellmon Cox (Bon Bon), age 93 of Alabaster, passed away on February 28, 2019. She was an only child born to Orpha Crane and Charles Bellmon in Red Rock, OK.  At the death of her mother, she moved to Somerville, TX, in 1929 to make her home with her aunt and uncle, Carrie and Earnest Moore. She attended Somerville schools, graduating in 1942. She attended Blinn College, Texas State College for Women and Birmingham Southern College.

 Yuvon married her high school sweetheart, Graham Cox, in 1943 and six children were born to this union, Michael Cox, Jacquelyn Karabasz, Jeannine (Joe) Ball, Becky Howard, Marc Cox and Kenneth (Wanda) Cox.

    After 26 years of living alone, she married William E. (Bill) Hodge, Jr., a life-long friend. They were together 8 years before his death in 2008. This added 3 step-children to her family, Billy (Betty Ruth) Hodge, Betty (Robert) Lopez and Travis (Amelia) Hodge. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Michael Jr., Shelly, Ashley, Stacey, Whitney, Jerry, Aimee, Matthew, Ross, Allison Drew and Melinda. Step-grandchildren, Kevin, Tiffany, Alicia, Courtney and Travis, Jr. She was proud to claim 34 great-grandchildren and 5 step great- grandchildren.

    In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Anna’s Fund. Anna’s Gift Fund @ givecarolinas.org (Select “Donate now”, select “Infants and Children”, the Direct my gift to: “Anna’s Gift Fund”).  A memorial service will be held at Charter Funeral Home at 2521 Hwy 31 Calera, Al. 35040, April 6, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m. Yuvon will be laid to rest in Oaklawn Cemetery in Somerville, TX to await the resurrection.


  1. Laura Ball Makolandra Corn (John) on March 6, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Oh Bon Bon, you have had such a great life haven’t you? You’ve also given me so many happy memories by sharing your daughters with my family. I believe I was about two years old when our families became joined. My older sister KATHY and JACKIE became best friends, and remained so for the rest of Kathy’s life- at least 53 yrs. Then there was QUENTIN, Jr & JACKIE & JEANNINE & JOE. I was 2 yrs old and in the car when Kathy was letting Jeannine (middle schoolish) drive Daddy’s Volkswagen home from the Commissary at Donaldson~ she rolled it! We all spent a lot of time at the Base swimming pool. When y’all moved away, who know God would bring us all back together again. I’m so happy to have known you, and that I’ve been blessed with love and so much laughter and continue to be -because I knew you ??????✝️❤️

  2. vernon hodge on March 8, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Rest in Peace. A finer addition to our family, we could not have gotten. I will miss not sending my Christmas Cards. You took such joy in life, and well travelled.

  3. Quentin Ball on March 9, 2019 at 11:37 am

    This woman will always be Mrs. Cox, the ideal wife and mother, to me. When Jackie and I spent time at her house, I was always infused with a sense of joy just being around the family.

  4. Loyd and Carolyn Taylor on March 14, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Yuvon was a precious friend and Godly woman. We were so blessed by her friendship! Bill was truly fortunate to spend his last 8 years with her. She took such good care of him in his last days. We will always be grateful that we became acquainted with Yuvon and her wonderful family through Bill. Proverbs 31:10-31 describes her very well! We will all miss her!