James “Fox” LeCroy

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James A. “Fox” LeCroy, 80, of Carnesville, GA, passed away Saturday afternoon, April 29, 2017, at his residence.

Born April 27, 1937, in Carnesville, he was the son of the late Loyd T. and Ella Lee Ginn LeCroy.  He was the brother of the late Mildred LeCroy Davis. He was a 1955 Graduate of Franklin County High School, where he played basketball and baseball. He held the basketball scoring record for 30 years. He played basketball and baseball for Piedmont College.   He was a poultry farmer for 21 years. He served as Franklin County Clerk of Court for 26 years and then as Commissioner of Franklin County for 4 years.  He was a proud member of the National Guard for 32 years.  He was a longtime member of the Carnesville Baptist Church where he served as deacon for 45 years.

Survivors include his wife Maggie Jean Jordan LeCroy; one son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Chris and Sarah LeCroy, Dewy Rose; one daughter, Tina Jordan LeCroy, Carnesville; two brothers, Harold “Chunk” LeCroy, Carnesville and Joe Dan LeCroy, Martin; one sister, Helen LeCroy Varner, Bold Spring; six grandchildren, Whitney, Nealie, Molly, Jon, Raleigh, Austin, and Jake; nine great-grandchildren, Smith, Justin, Paul Carter, Kenzleigh, Parker, Gavin, Kamden, Paisley, and Sarah Catherine.

Services will be Tuesday at 2pm at the B D Ginn Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Alan Cole, and Rev. Danny Newbern. Entombment with military honors will be at the Franklin Memorial Gardens.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The family is at the home. They will receive friends from 6 until 8pm Monday evening at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at ginnfuneralhome.com.


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  1. Edward E Tucker
    May 29, 2017 - 4:32 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Mr. Lecroy was well thought of by the Clerks of Superior Courts of Georgia.
    Edward E. Tucker Retired Clerk of Superior Court of Lumpkin County Dahlonega, GA.

  2. Teresa Segars Mitchell
    May 4, 2017 - 10:51 am

    Chris,I am so sorry about the passing of your dad. He was a good loving man❤He always spoke and gave me a hug everytime I saw him.Please know that you,your mom,Tina and the rest of your family are in my prayers.
    Teresa Segars Mitchell
    Trevor Mitchell

  3. Maggie and family
    My prayers are with you. James was such a fine man. Call if you would just like to talk.
    Jane Rollins Lance and Boys

  4. Tina,
    Sorry to hear about your daddy passing. It was just a year ago that we loss my daddy❤️….. he sounded like a wonderful man, husband, daddy, and community leader! I know you will miss him.. Praying for you and your family during this very difficult time..
    Judy Carter (aka) Brooke’s mom ❤️

  5. Linda Chatham
    May 1, 2017 - 7:53 pm

    Maggie and family, Our prayers are with you. The Grady Thomas family and Catherine Barnes Phillips family.

  6. Tammie Dickerson
    May 1, 2017 - 7:20 pm

    Whitney and Molly so sorry for the loss. I will keep y’all in my prayers.

  7. jane ayers fisher
    May 1, 2017 - 7:08 pm

    To all the family, I was saddened to read of Fox’s death. I have so many memories of my time in Carnesville and knowing the Jordan and LeCroy families. All were wonderful people.

    (Lucy) Jane Ayers Fisher
    Seneca, S C

  8. Bill & Jean Owens
    May 1, 2017 - 6:25 pm

    Maggie, Tina, Chris, and entire LeCroy Family,
    We are so sorry to hear our your sorrow. We were neighbors LeCroy family when we were growing up and always had fun with James, Harold, Helen, Mildred, and Joe Dan playing basketball together on Sunday afternoon and have been friends ever since. Our love and prayers are with each of you now and for the days to follow that God will grant you all peace and comfort. Bill & Jean Owens

  9. Ricky Whitworth
    May 1, 2017 - 6:13 pm

    James was a dear friend who always greeted everyone with a kind word. My family and I are greatful to have a friend in him. God bless you all.
    Ricky Whitworth and family.
    Mary Jo Whitworth.

  10. Stephen Pinion
    May 1, 2017 - 6:11 pm

    A mentor and friend. From registering for the draft at the clerks office when I turned 18 to later being my platoon seargent in the NG. SFC LeCroy was an example of the what you look for in a good man…..Prayers go out to the family and friends. Job well done Fox.

  11. Margetta Henson
    May 1, 2017 - 3:36 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences are extended to your family at this time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    The T.H. Henson Family
    (Margetta Henson; T.J. Key)

  12. I am lifting you all up in prayer. Having just lost George I know the sadness you are feeling and will feel for a long time. James was always a good friend. George and I both thought a lot of him as he was an honest and courteous man. May God give you peace during this time.

  13. Sharon H Franks
    May 1, 2017 - 9:50 am

    Maggie, Chris and Tina, & family

    I am so sorry for your loss. Maggie you were there for me as a child and just know my prayers are there for you now. I pray that His spirit of peace and love will surround you and that you know He is with you through this even when you are alone He is there. That is one of the things you taught me growing up and I love you for it. My heart grieves with yours. God be with you all is my prayer.

  14. Roy (RC) Sosby
    April 30, 2017 - 9:41 pm

    Tina I am so sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. My dad grew up with the Lecroy’s and always spoke fondly of the entire family. I know Mildred is so happy to see him! May God bless and keep you in this difficult time.

  15. Thinking of you Maggie and all of your family st this time. May God’s Peace be with you.
    Sandy Miller Mansfield

  16. Jack and Mary Andrews
    April 30, 2017 - 9:12 pm

    Dear Maggie and Family,we were deeply sadden to her of the passing of our neighbor and lifelong friend,James. He was a good man and was dedicated to the service of his country and the citizens of Franklin county.He touched the lives of many and will be missed by all that knew him.
    Please accept our most sincere condolence and be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Pastor Chris,
    We pray the God of all comfort surround you and your family during this time of loss and sorrow.
    Madison Baptist Church

  18. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing, growing up I adored him and the whole family. Maggie, Chris and Tina, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Much love,
    Lee Anne Brown Williams

  19. levis whitfield (tommy)
    April 30, 2017 - 7:19 pm

    Sorry to hear about Fox he was a good friend of mind we have had a lot of good times together we want talk about all of them. My prayers are with all of you. GOD BLESS YOU’LL.
    Tommy Whitfield

  20. So sorry to hear Tina. He sounds like a wonderful man and will be missed terribly! Praying for you and your family during this time of loss. Love you, Cindy Brenden

  21. Tina,
    I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Love from the FBC ❤️

  22. Danny and Polly Walker
    April 30, 2017 - 5:14 pm

    Knowing Fox thru the years was a pleasure. He was a respected and honest man in his dealing as Clerk of Court. Danny also enjoyed and appreciated his friendship during the time he was in the poultry business as well as all the Lecroy family. My first memory of Fox was when he was referee at our basketball games when I went to Red Hill School, those were some fun times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Danny and Polly Walker

  23. Ashley Williford
    April 30, 2017 - 4:20 pm


    So sorry for the loss of your daddy. I know how much you loved him❤️ I will be thinking of you and your family in the days and weeks to come.

    Ashley, Steven, Grant & Reid

  24. Thinking about you and praying for your whole family. I know how much he will be missed. Sending all our love to you.

    Cassidy Hayes & Family

  25. Fox LeCory was a true friend to all who knew him… Many Blessings to his GREAT family and Friends.

  26. Evie W. Whitfield
    April 30, 2017 - 12:10 pm

    Our sympathy to all of you in James’ death. We have many memories of all of the LeCroy’s & Jordan’s. Praying all of you will find peace in God’s love.

    Larry & Evie Whitfield

  27. Arlene Hart Gilley
    April 30, 2017 - 10:59 am

    I will always remember Fox like a brother. He was our neighbor growing up, my best friend growing up was his sister Mildred. All of the LeCroy’s were like family to all of our family. After I graduated from school, I moved away to Texas where I still recide. Some of the best and sweetest memories include the LeCroy family. Such a wonderful family, may God be with you in your time of morning and always.

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