Edith Alene Fox Medford, 81, of Granite Falls, took her last breath on earth and her first breath in heaven on Friday January 13, 2023 at Amorem Hospice surrounded by her friends and family.
Mrs. Medford was born on June 8, 1941 in Burke County to the late Jacob Fox and Mary Louise Harris Fox. Alene was a beloved wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had an AA Degree in Psychology and a Registered Nursing Degree. She was a retired nurse who served as the head nurse of the girl’s division at Broughton Hospital in Morganton, N.C. She always had love to spare for anyone who needed it and never failed to make you feel at home. We will always remember her vibrance, her devotion, her love of family and her loving mischievousness.
Her legacy is carried on by her husband, Dalton Medford; her children, Wesley, Lavonne, Kenneth and Kathy; her siblings, Doris Cox and Tom Fox; thirteen grandchildren, Ryan Medford, Nathan Medford, Dalton Medford, Leah Pantaleo, Clint Nagtegael, Brent Nagtegeal, Ethan Holshouser, Jesse Holshouser, Cynthia Holshouser, Brandon Medford, Sean Brophy, Grace Waters and Andrew Waters; also surviving are eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday January 17, 2023 in the Chapel of Mackie Funeral Service in Granite Falls, with Kenneth Medford and Dr. Brandon Waters officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Lenoir.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Mackie Funeral Service in Granite Falls.
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