Geneva Cannon Fox, age 90, of Old Bristol Road, Boone, passed away Thursday morning, August 14, 2014, at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville.

Mrs. Fox was born August 10, 1924 in Watauga County, the daughter of the late Alvin Theodore Cannon and Texie Viola Cornell Cannon. She was a graduate of Appalachian State University, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and her Teaching Certificate. In her early career, she was employed by Colvard Oil Company and was co-owner of Fox Phillips 66 in Boone. Mrs. Fox was the retired owner and operator of "Storehouse For Your Jewel" nursery school and kindergarten in Boone. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Boone.

Mrs. Fox is survived by two sons, Leverne S. Fox, Jr. and wife Amy of Banner Elk, and Len Fox and wife Susan of Boone; one granddaughter, Meredith Fox of Banner Elk, and one grandson, Will Fox of Banner Elk, one niece June Cannon, and three nephews Jimmy Cannon, Scott Cannon and Billy Cannon.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leverne S. Fox, Sr. and one brother, William Clint Cannon.

Graveside services and burial for Geneva Cannon Fox will be conducted Saturday morning, August 16, 2014, at 11:00 o'clock, at Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens. Officiating will be Pastor Roy Dobyns.

The family will receive friends Saturday morning, from 9:30 until 11:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Boone, 375 West King Street, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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