Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 15th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Quimby Baptist Church in Quimby. Dr. Robert Stout will officiate. Burial will be in the Quimby Cemetery. Visitation will be held 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
Mary Ellen was born on January 30, 1943 at Northport, Alabama, to Woodrow & Thestus (Hocutt) Prewitt. She graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School and then graduated from Livingston State in 1964. She was united in marriage to Ronald (Ronnie) William Fox on December 19, 1964 at the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Northport.
Mary Ellen worked in the Willow Community School District, which later became the River Valley School District, until her retirement in 2006. She was a member of the Quimby Baptist Church, and she and her husband Ronnie were an integral part in the start-up of the church. She was also a very loving and devoted grandmother. She really enjoyed spending the winter in Branson, Missouri, and the summer months at Okoboji. She was a Hospice volunteer in Branson, enjoyed watching her grandchildren's events, quilting, swimming, music and walking with friends.
Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents and brothers-in-law, Don Simmons and Bob Fox.
She is survived by her husband Ron; two sons, Matt and his wife Angela Fox of Springdale, Arkansa and Tim Fox of Quimby ; three grandchildren: Courtney, Austin & Josie Fox of Springdale, Arkansas; four brothers and sisters, Woodrow (Doris) Prewitt Jr. of Decatur, Alabama, Bill (Carolyn) Prewitt of Kingsport, Tennessee, George (Betty) Prewitt of Northport, Alabama. and Barbara Ann Simmons of Florence, Alabama; and one sister-in-law, Joan Fox of Cherokee.