Age: 78 Address: Burnsville, North Carolina Date of Death: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Shirley Temple Fox of Green Mountain Drive, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.
A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Mafra Belle Bailey Fox and wife of the late Frank H. Fox, who passed away in 2010. She was also preceded in death by 3 children; sisters: Virginia Farrell, Mary Sue Garland and Bernice Arnold and her brother, Sonny Fox. Shirley was a faithful Christian mother who was devoted to reading her Bible and was a member of Green Mountain Freewill Baptist Church where she sung in the choir. She enjoyed farming, going to the flea market and walking. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by all her family.
Surviving are her daughters: Kathy Pittman and husband, Jackie and Debbie Bradford and husband, Tim, all of Burnsville; sisters: Claudine Arrowood, Betty Jean Tipton and Lola Bradford all of Burnsville; brothers: Bill Fox, James Oscar Fox and wife, Mona and Phillip Fox and wife, Polly, all of Burnsville; grandchildren: Wesley Pittman and wife, Shanna, Laura Bradford and husband, Sam, and Bobby Hilemon and wife, Myria; great-grandchildren: Adrian, Autumn, Olivia, Addie and Luke.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 28th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Steve Penland and Rev. Ricky Bennett will officiate. Burial will be in the McCracken Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Pittman, Bobby Hilemon, Tim Bradford, Jackie Pittman, Sam Bradford, Derek Whitson and Rodney Deyton. Honorary pallbearer will be her great-grandson, Adrian.
Memorial donations may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 264, Burnsville, NC 28714.
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