Clara Hutchison Fox

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Clara Hutchison Fox, 100, of 76 Blue Ridge Avenue, Asheville, died Friday August 10, 2001, at Greentree Ridge.

Mrs. Fox was born May 23, 1901, in Henderson County to the late country physician, Dr. W.G. and Mrs. Lela Peace Hutchison. In 1981 she celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband, W. Bruce Fox, who died in 1989.

She received nursing training at Memorial Mission Hospital and served as a nurse at Patton Memorial Hospital in Hendersonville. During WW II she worked as a telephone operator at the Grove Park Inn when it was used as an internment center. She later worked as an executive secretary at the Asheville Garden Center and she had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church since the early 1940’s.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Buddy Corbin officiating. The Rev. Donald N. Welborn will be the soloist.

Her family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service and request that memorials be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 531 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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