Funeral services for Ada Jewell Carter Fox, age 92, of
Gainesboro, will be Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11 A.M. from
the chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, with
Bro Johnny Fox officiating.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5 P.M. to 9 P.
M. and Monday 2 hours prior to the funeral. Burial will follow
in the William C. Fox Mem. Cemetery in the Center Grove
community of Jackson County, TN.
Born February 15, 1921 in Jackson County, Tennessee, she
was the daughter of the late Oliver Lee Carter and Alise
Lena Caroline Hopkins Carter. On January 24, 1942, she
married William Collie Fox, who preceded her in death on
December 17, 1995.
She died February 15, 2013, at Mabry Health Care, in
She was a resident of the Center Grove community in
Jackson County, and a member of the Center Grove Church of
She retired from the Tennessee Department of Human
Resources, working from January 1959 to February 1987. She
was a school teacher for many years before and during World
War II to 1958 at Shady Grove, Corinth, Flynn’s Lick and
Granville schools in Jackson County.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great
grandmother, and friend.
She was in the graduating class of 1939 from Jackson
County High School, attended Middle Tennessee State
University, and graduated from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute
(TPI) in 1957 now Tennessee Technology University. She was
a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR),
United Daughters of the Confederacy, First Families of
Tennessee, and Retired School Teachers Association of
She had a great love for genealogy, spending many hours
in the library researching for ancestors and becoming very
knowledgeable about her ancestors and sharing this
information with many others.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also
preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Shirley Roberson
Fox; an infant grandson, and grandson Barry Lynn Fox;
brother John Morgan Carter, sisters Jimmie Richmond Carter
Ragland, Dottie Mae Carter Allen Chaffin, and infant sister
Vinne Edith Carter. Brother-in-laws Colonel Ragland, John
William Allen, Willie B. Chaffin, Dushan Kalagurgevich (Duke)
Kallich and sister-in-law Pearl Elizabeth Ewy Carter.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby
Carter and Nancy Charlotte Bean Fox of Hartselle, Alabama;
Danny Joe and Brenda Faye Scott Fox, and Quentin Lee and
Linda Kathleen Garrison Fox of Cookeville, Tennessee; Dwight
Vernon and Carolyn Sue Crabtree Fox of Gainesboro,
Tennessee; 6 grandchildren and spouses: Daryl Glen and
Linda Joyce Latta Fox of Hartselle, Alabama; Cheryl Lea Fox
and Patrick Brent McClendon of Huntsville, Alabama; William
Terry Fox of Knoxville, Tennessee; Casey Jerome and Andrea
Leigh Birdwell Fox, and Lori Caroline Fox and Chris Halfacre,
and Abby Leigh Fox of Cookeville, Tennessee; 9 Great
grandchildren, Sarah Emily Fox of Hartselle, Alabama, Jaxon
Wade Fox, Maddox Carter Fox, Katelyn Caroline Taylor and
Olivia Grace Taylor of Cookeville, Tennessee; Harrison Carter
McClendon and Andrew Grayson McClendon of Huntsville,
Alabama; Step grandchildren: Trish and Wes Parker,
Suzanne and Scott Wood, Cindy and Terry Langley of
Cookeville, Tennessee. 5 Step great grandchildren: Sean
Neal Nowak US Air Force, serving in Kuwait, Levi Halfacre,
Livingston, Tennessee, Ashlee and Dallas Parker, Cody and
Jacob Harrington of Cookeville, Tennessee. A sister Bettie
Lee Carter Kallich of Fresno, CA., and several nieces and
nephews, her many friends, and past coworkers.
The family would like to express their appreciation to primary
caregivers Christine Wiley, and Nancy Pippin, and the staff at
Mabry Health Care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
donor's favorite charity by contacting the funeral home.
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