Ausborn Glen Fox and Dortha Lucile Ward Fox
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Lucile and Curley were married December 8, 1935 at McAdoo. He was in service with four months left until he would be discharged. He had served three years. Lucile was a senior in high school. After his discharge and her graduation they settled in the community of McAdoo where both had lived most of their lives. Curley worked for Charlie Gollihar for awhile, then got a job with the McAdoo School District as mechanic and school bus driver. One of his duties was driving the players to ball games. One time the girls were playing in a tournament in Dickens. They talked him into taking them in his topless Model T. Mrs. Roxie Lewis was the coach and she agreed so they all piled into his car and away they went.

In 1944 Curley and Lucile bought a farm in the Afton community and farmed for seventeen years before moving back to McAdoo in 1960. They bought and operated a service station for the next twenty years, before retiring in 1980.

They were the parents of four children, Orville, Kenneth, Michael and Sharon. Orville was born in 1936. After graduating from McAdoo High School he attended Texas Tech in Lubbock. He married Rita Wilkerson in 1956. He worked for National Cash Register Company for several years and was branch manager when he passed away in 1969. Rita passed away in 1979. They had one son, Barry who is a senior at the University of Texas at Arlington. Kenneth was born in 1939. He graduated from high school and one month later he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served twenty years. A lot of this time was spent overseas. He married Janella Garvin in 1961. They had two children, Janet and Wayland. Janet married Philip Hagler and they live in Portales, NM. Wayland is a freshman at Eastern New Mexico State University in Portales.

Kenneth and Jane live in Clovis, New Mexico where he has been with the Clovis Police Department for the past eight years.

Michael and Sharon both graduated McAdoo High School. Michael attended West Texas State University in Canyon where he received a B.S. degree as speech education major. He married Mary Beth Moore. They have two children Timothy Ray and Jana Machiell. Michael has been involved in radio work since he graduated from college. He has been associated with several radio networks including K.C.A.N. in Canyon where he was general manager. He is now with K.D.J.W. and K.B.U.Y. in Amarillo. He was color announcer for West Texas State University football team, also play by play announcer for Amarillo High Football Team. He was elected "An Outstanding Young Man of American" in 1980. They reside in Amarillo. Sharon was salutatorian for her class both in grade school and high school. She was outstanding forward on the basketball team where she won several trophies. She was active in 4-H club work and was state winner in a Co-Operative demonstration. She was 4-H princess, and won the Fred Arrington for outstanding club work. She won a trip to Washington, D.C. as a result of a speech contest that she won. It was sponsored by Dickens Co-Operative. She married Kelvin King, they have two children, Randall and Travis. Sharon was elected Justice of Peace Precinct 2 in King County and also works in the office of Paducah Hospital.

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Marriage license, Wichita Co, TX book 17, page 464

Golden Wedding Anniversary Reception Sunday For Foxes

Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Fox of McAdoo will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a reception at the Pioneer Memorial Building, 101 West Main in Crosbyton, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.

The reception will be hosted by the couple's children.

A.G. Fox and the former Lucile Ward were married on Dec. 8, 1935, in Crosbyton. They have resided in McAdoo for most of their married life.

Children of the couple are Kenneth Fox of Clovis, N.M., Michael Fox of Amarillo and Sharon King of Childress.

The couple has seven grandchildren.

"We request your help in compiling a book that recalls memories from our parents´ first 5 years of marriage," offspring of the couple state. "We ask that you write the memories and experiences and/or give a picture that you would like to share with them. Bring it with you to the reception or mail to P.O. Box 15, McAdoo, Texas 79243.

"We believe that the loving memories they have shared with you, their friends, would be the most treasured gift they could receive; therefore, we request that no other gift be given."
The Crosbyton Review, Thursday, December 5, 1985


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Services for Ausborn Glen "Curley" Fox, 73, of McAdoo were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 1986 in the McAdoo Methodist Church with Rev. R. H. Knight, Methodist minister from Childress and Rev. Larry Ramsey, pastor of the McAdoo Methodist Church officiating.

Burial followed in the McAdoo Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home.

Mr. Fox died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 1986 in St. Mary´s Hospital in Lubbock following a lengthy illness. He was born December 11, 1912 in Monroe County, Kentucky and married Lucile Ward December 8, 1935 in Crosbyton. He was a farmer and owned and operated Fox Fina Station in McAdoo for 20 years. He took care of the McAdoo Cemetery for years. He was a member of the McAdoo Domino Club. He had lived in the McAdoo area for over 70 years.

Survivors include: his wife, Lucile Fox, McAdoo; 2 sons, Kenneth Fox, Clovis, NM; Mike Fox, Amarillo; 1 daughter, Sharon King, Childress; (1 son, Orville Glen, preceded in death in 1969); 1 brother, Lawrence Fox, Crosbyton; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren.

Active Pall Bearers: Bill Young, Eldon Williams, Coy Powers, George Neaves, Marvin Tidwell, Kenneth Edinburgh, Tony Edinburgh, Noble Hunsucker.

Honorary Pall Bearers: R.E. Nichols, Doug Allen, Reuben Arnold, Leo Griffin, Gene Hardin, John Burrow, Joe McGlaun, Bill Tidwell, Raymond Harris Buck Van Meter.

©The Crosby County News, Crosbyton, Texas, Thursday, July 3, 1986, page 5

Services for Dortha Lucile Ward Fox, 90, of Crosbyton will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, in the McAdoo United Methodist Church, with Rev. Robby Harris and Randall King officiating.

Burial will be in the McAdoo Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton. She passed away Jan. 5, 2008, at the Crosbyton Care Center.

She was born in Aquilla, Hill County, Texas, July 13, 1917, to Roy and Thelma Farquhar Ward. The family moved to Dickens County in the early 1920's and Lucile married A.G. (Curley) Fox Dec. 8, 1935. She was a member of the Crosbyton First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curley, in 1986 and a son, Orville Glen Fox, in 1969.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth and wife Jane of Clovis, N.M. and Mike and wife Mary of Plainview; a daughter, Sharon Peacock and husband Pat of Palacios; five grandsons, Barry Fox of Florida, Wayland Fox of Gilbert, Ariz., Randall King of Lubbock, Dr. Travis King of Lubbock, and Tim Fox of New Braunfels; two granddaughters, Janet Hagler of Clovis, N.M. and Jana Hall of Canyon; and four great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Paden Hagler, Elliott Fox and Brooklyn King.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Casket bearers will be Wayland Fox, Janet Hagler, Randall King, Travis King, Tim Fox, Jana Hall and Phillip Hagler with the great-grandchildren serving as honorary pallbearers.

The family suggests donations to the McAdoo School Association or the McAdoo Cemetery Association, Rt. 1 Box 127, McAdoo, TX 79243.

©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Tuesday, January 8, 2008

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