Obituary – Fox, Rubin A., 1976

Clinton Courier-News, June 17, 1976:

Briceville coal miner dies at 56.  A Briceville coal miner, Rubin A. Fox, 56, Highway 116, Briceville, died at his home Sunday of a heart attack.  He was in an employee of Southern States Mining Co. at Briceville.

Although he worked only briefly for this firm, Fox, a Briceville native, worked for different mining companies most of his life, beginning at 17.

In his spare time, Fox enjoyed hunting and fishing and being with his nine grandchildren.

He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.  A Mason, he belonged to the Crystal Lodge No. 616 F&AM, he also was a member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church.

Fox was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucille White Fox; sons, Charles, Edward, Lanny and Donnie, all of Briceville; three daughters, Mrs. Freddie Lou Forrest, Briceville, Mrs. Linda Green, Jackson, Miss., Mrs. Shirley Carroll, Clinton; brother Horace Fox, Cleveland, Tenn; sister, Mrs. Margaret Jones, Lake City; nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Laurel Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Edwin Phillips, the Rev. Moss Beets and the Rev. Bill Lamb officiating.  Burial was in Circle Cemetery.  A Masonic memorial service was held Tuesday at Martin Funeral Home in Lake City.

[Transcribed by Stephanie A. Hill from photocopy of microfilmed copy in the genealogy vertical files of the Lake City Library.]

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