Mrs. Clara Mae Fox, 82, sister of George Roberts, east of Nashville, died at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Bartholomew county hospital where she had been under treatment. She had been in ill health the last five years and was bedfast for a year. Born in W. Virginia, Mrs. Fox came to Indiana and settled near Nashville with her parents when she was five years of age. Since 1914 she had been a resident of Petersville, Bartholomew County, and was a member of the Methodist church there. Mr. Fox preceded her in death in 1909.
Surviving, in addition to the brother, are three sons, Willis Fox, of Jonesville, Artie and Leslie Fox, of Petersville; a daughter, Mrs. William White, of Clifford; three brothers, Hugh Roberts, of Illinois, and Omer and Lewis Roberts, both residing north of Columbus; and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Chafin, of Columbus. Mrs. Fox lived to see the fifth generation of her family. In addition to the other survivors, she leaves 22 grandchildren, 27 greatgrandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Flanigan, Reed, and Hull funeral home at Columbus, conducted by the Rev. C. H. Allison, pastor of the Newbern Methodist Church. Burial was made in Garland Brook cemetery, Columbus.
[Brown Co. Democrat, Oct. 17, 1946]
1853–1909 (m. 1880)
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