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Doris Chaffin Fox

Mrs. Doris Chaffin Fox of Midlothian, formerly of Halifax County, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Morningside of Bellgrade in Midlothian.  She was born in Halifax County on March 10, 1925 and was 86 years of age.  She was the daughter of the late John B. Chaffin and Louise Murphy Chaffin and was preceded in death by her husband Irvin Huntington Fox. Mrs. Fox was a member of Winns Creek Baptist Church. She was employed by the County of Halifax as a deputy Commissioner of Revenue for nine years. She was then employed by the City of Richmond in the Commissioner of Revenue office as an auditor for three years before retiring.

Mrs. Fox is survived by her son-in-law, Phil Cathell; two grandchildren, P. Scott Cathell and Channing Diane Walker and husband John, all of Richmond.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Stratton Cathell

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Winns Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Kopco officiating.

For memorials consider the Southside Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue.