On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Nancy Hughes Fox of Greenwood, 90, surrounded by her children, passed on to Heaven. She was the 2nd of seven children born to John Stanley and Allie Hite Hughes of Hitesburg, Va., a tobacco farming community in Southside Virginia. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, James "Sammy" Fox; her brother, Wilford Hughes (Grace) of Richmond; and her sister, Karen "Jean" Daniel of Virgilina. She is survived by her three children, James "Jim" Fox, Carol Harlow (Eddie), both of Charlottesville, and Sheila Fox of Richmond; and one special granddaughter, Jessica Harlow of Charlottesville. She is also survived by brother, Bobby Hughes (Jane) of Buffalo Junction, Va.; sisters, Joyce Gillespie of Tazewell, Va., Mary Forlines (Doug) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Betty Chadduck of Little Rock, Ark., and numerous nieces and nephews. Nancy came to Crozet after graduating valedictorian at Virgilina High School. She lived with an aunt and attended Jefferson School of Commerce, studying bookkeeping, which became her lifelong career. Most of that time was spent working for Norman and Pauline Gillum at Crozet Hardware. In 1950, Nancy was sponsored in and won the "Miss Crozet" beauty contest. She went on to become "Miss Albemarle," and finally crowned the first Queen of The Apple Harvest Festival (precursor to the Dogwood Festival.) Soon after she married Sammy and became a Greenwood girl for life. She loved her home in Greenwood and her church, Hillsboro Baptist. In her declining years, Nancy lost the ability to do many of the things she loved, but she continued to be a lifelong servant of the Lord, visiting her "shut-ins" and reading her bible morning and night. A graveside service is tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with Dr. Sam Kellum presiding. The family wishes to thank Western Albemarle Rescue Squad and Hospital of the Piedmont for their tender care. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory. Also very special thanks to lifelong friends Marilyn Burruss and Teresa Pirkey for their loving care through the years.

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