Clark Cox died March 18, 2004 at his home in Rockingham, NC. He had been associate editor and editor of the Richmond County Daily Journal, news editor and senior writer for the Pilot in Moore County and in the newspaper business for 40 years. He had also been involved with the Big Brothers Program.
Cox, was a native of Jefferson, N.C., grew up in the North Carolina mountains and was a Morehead scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He has won numerous awards in newspaper work and local history.
In addition to Deadly Greed, he has written or edited two books of local history, a book of family history, a published short story that has been adapted for television, and two plays that were produced by local companies.
He was a Kentucky colonel and a deacon in his church. He is survived by his wife, Helen his son, Tom and daughter, Candice who still reside in Rockingham, NC.