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June 13, 1968 

Funeral Services for Mrs. A. J. Fox

Funeral services were held Wednesday afteroon for Mrs. A. J. Fox, a long-time resident of Fayette. The services were held at the United Methodist church in Fayette, with Dr. Geroge T. Carl officiating. She died Saturday, June 8, at the hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Helen Carpenter Smith was born March 13, 1881 in Rochester, Ill., the daughter of Guernsey and Charity Smith. They moved to a farm near Randalia while she was still an infant.

She was united in marriage with Austin J. Fox on Dec. 10, 1902. They operated a furniture store and funeral home in Fayette until his death in 1938.

She is survived by two sons:  Dr. Robert Fox of Baltimore, Md., and Carl of Springfield, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers, and three sisters.

Mrs. Fox had served as chairman of the Red Cross in Fayette, was an active member of the United Methodist church, served as president of the Ladies Aid Society and a member of the DAR


~ transcribed and contributed by Crystal A. Bingham <>

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