Grace Joan Hoffman Fox

August 25, 1917March 11, 2014
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Grace Joan Fox passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at her home in Lakemere at River Bend. She was 96 and had a wonderful, long life.

She is survived by her daughter, Christine Fox, and son-in-law, Alan Brown. She also leaves behind her loving cousins from her home in Ohio, Barbara and Gene Culp, their son, Doug, his wife, Debbi, and their daughter Val. Joan previously lost her husband, Warren R. Fox, in 1991.

Joan loved her life and her family. She was a devoted wife and mother who made everything special for those around her. Her many friends, neighbors and care-givers, along with her family, remember her for her sweetness, drive and love of life, right up to the very end.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Cotten Funeral Home from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow, also at Cotten Funeral Home, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be made to In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local Hospice organization.



  • Visitation Friday, March 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 14, 2014


  • Burial

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March 15, 2014

Cristine and Alan

I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.

Please know that my thoughts and deepest sympaty are with you during this trying time.

Shirley Kulow
Weaver's Webb

Keith & Barbara Boulware

March 15, 2014

One thing we remember her for was her faithfully using her red wagon to help another retired lady to bring her trash can & recycling bin from the curb to the garage door after the trash had been picked up. She did this for many years without any notoriety. She seemed to always keep a smile even as life got harder for her. We will miss her. 1John 5:11-13

C.A Ward

March 14, 2014

My deepest condolences,Mrs.Christine Fox.May our heavenly loving heavenly Father grant you peace and comfort,be with you at this time of pain and sorrow.John 6:38-40.

Barbara Collins

March 14, 2014

Ms. Fox, so sad to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hugs to you.

March 14, 2014

Hi Tina
No words could ever express how we much we loved your Mom. She and your Dad were our neighbors when we first moved in on Shoreline in ' 76. And she has always been the Fox-y Lady and your Dad the Hummingbird Man. Your Mom was such a wonderful Lady. Unfortunately, we won't make the funeral. But just know that when we do visit New Bern, Your Mom will have visitors who love her and will keep an eye over her. She is with your Dad now and with God. No better company can she have. She loved you so very much and I know will be watching over you forever. With Love and Warmest Hugs Susan Valerien (Gambrills, MD) daughter of Bob and Bonnie Long (New Bern, NC)

Brent and Kate Canady

March 14, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother. Your love for her was reflected in the way you cared and supported her. We extend our heartfelt sympathies.

March 14, 2014

Dear Christine and Alan,
We have wonderful memories of your mom. Words cannot ease your loss, but please know that our thoughts and sympathies are with you. We are there for anything you need. Claudia, Alek, Beth, and Igor

Calvin Brown

March 14, 2014

Dear Alan and Christine, We are thinking of you, and sending you our deepest sympathies. We know the place she held in your hearts, and the wonderful way that she will always be remembered, even in the little things that you do. "To see the World in a Grain of Sand, And Heaven in a Wild Flower..."
Calvin and Luke

March 13, 2014

Christine, we were so saddened to hear the news about your Mom's passing. Our condolences to you and Alan.
- Jenny and Bob Lennox

Alison Basse

March 13, 2014

Christine and Alan, I am thinking of you during this sad time. What a great lady your Mom was Christine!