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Faye Etta (Whitson) Fox

July 8, 1932 ~ October 3, 2019 (age 87)

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Faye Etta Whitson Fox, 87, of Burnsville, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the home of her son in Nebo.  A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Hobert and Cornelia Atkins Whitson.  She was also preceded in death by her husband:  Ben Lee Fox; and, brothers:  Niram, Clayton, Howard, Max, Lawrence, Raymond and Hugh Whitson.

Left to cherish her memory are her son:  Jeff Ben Fox and wife, Teena; grandchildren:  Brandi Leigh Gilliland (Kyle), James Cody Fox (Darsey), Jayme Brooke Maier (Cole); great grandchildren:  Collin, Sadie, Jaycie, Parker, Clara, Sawyer and Whitson.  A few special people in her life were Amy Fox Johnson, Max and Crystal Fox, Jeannette Fox, Judy McCurry and Jeannie Chrisawn.  She also had several nieces and nephews that she was very fond of and many dear friends.

A private graveside service will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019, at West Burnsville Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Compassionate Care  WNC, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714, or Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

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Private Services

West Burnsville Baptist Church Cemetery
West Burnsville Church Road
Burnsville, NC 28714


Compassionate Care Western North Carolina
856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville NC 28714

Carolna Caring
3975 Robinson Road, Newton NC 28658

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