Lura Price Fox, age 97, of the Clarks Creek Community passed away Monday morning, August 25th, 2014, at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville.

Born January 16, 1917 in the Creston Community of Ashe County, Lura was a daughter of the late Milburn Franklin and Eugena Molonia Roark Price. Mrs. Fox was baptized at Rock Creek Baptist Church in Creston and later joined and attended the Clarks Creek Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed her winter quilting, loved feeding the birds from her porch and tending to her annual flower gardens.


Mrs. Fox is survived twenty-seven nieces and nephews, including special friends & caregivers, Don & Sue Fox of Banner Elk, and long-time friend and physician, Dr. Alfred Earwood. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Loy Fox; three sisters, Ruth Roark, Ester Allen and Verta Griffin; and four brothers, Roea Price, Joe Price, infant twins; and a special niece, Alice Tweety. Following Mr. Fox’s death, her constant companions were her faithful dogs and friends, Buddy #1 and Buddy #2.

Funeral services for Lura Price Fox will be conducted Sunday afternoon, August 31st, 2014, at 3 o’clock, at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Elder Mark Heisey and Elder Kenneth Hodges.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 until 3 o’clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Burial will follow in the Fox Family Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, Boone Camp, Post Office Box 3602, Boone, NC 28607, or to the Banner Elk Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1551 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604.

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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Fox family.

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