Thelma Fox

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

THELMA FOX, a resident of Green Forest, was born May 29, 1923, in Perry, Okla., a daughter of Franklin Harold and Emma (Merriman) Gallant. She died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, in Springdale, Ark., at the age of 81.

Thelma was retired from Tyson Foods in Green Forest, where she worked for 28 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Green Forest.

She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Retta Fox of Lowell, and Stanley and Rebecca Fox of Benton, Ark.; her daughter, Susan Martin of Bentonville, Ark.; two sisters, Faye Gallant of Tulsa, Okla., and Nina Williams of Green Forest; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Emma Gallant; her sister, Betty; and a brother, Douglas.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at the Nelson Chapel in Green Forest with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Interment followed in the Norris Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at