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 Author: Bob Pansy Fox Aldridge Posted Date: December 26, 2017
(June 22, 1930 - December 24, 2017)

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Obituary Picture     Pansy Viola Fox Aldridge, age 87 of Highway 105 South, Banner Elk, passed away Sunday morning, December 24, 2017, at her home. Born June 22, 1930 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Robe Adam and Ovela Barlow Fox. Her family was the love of her life. She enjoyed her flower gardens, travel, and Elvis. Pansy was Elvis Presleys #1 fan.
    Mrs. Aldridge is survived by three sons, Billy Joe Bumgarner and wife, Marie, of Vilas, Frank Bumgarner and wife, Mary Jo, of Foscoe, and Boyce Bumgarner and wife, Loretta, of Abington, VA; brothers, Wade Fox and wife Emmy, of Marion and James Fox of Foscoe; sisters, Sue Gragg and husband, Dayton, of Blowing Rock and Rosemary Stamey and husband, Raymond, of Jonas Ridge; seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special grand-daughter and caregiver, Stephanie; and special aunt, Mary Styles.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Melinda Byers; brothers, Denver and Gary Fox; sister and brother-in-law, Alvarita and Reed Barrier; and an infant grandson.
    Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon, December 29th at 12:30 at Grace Baptist Church in Foscoe, officiated by Rev. Burl Greer, Rev. Bill Miller and Rev. Len Aldridge. The family will receive friends Friday from 11 until 12:30, prior to services, at the church. Burial will follow in the Jestes Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Boone, NC 28607, or to the Jestes Cemetery Fund, in care of Catherine Bare, 236 Locust Lane, Boone, NC 28607.
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    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Aldridge family.

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