Corvan Elwood Fox, 56, of Beckley, formerly of Sophia, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, following a long illness. Born Dec. 13, 1942, at Backus Mountain, he was the son of Helen Goddard Fox Shumate of Sophia and the late Moses Lee Fox. He was a railroad worker, former coal miner and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Dameron of Beckley and Rita Smith of Beckley; five brothers, Kermit Fox of Sophia, Kenneth Fox of Sophia, Garry Fox of Brookville, Md., Donnie Fox of Beckley and Denny Fox of Beckley; and three sisters, Betty Murphy of Beckley, Karen Allen of Midway and Brenda Wimmer of Beaver. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 1999, at the Sophia First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Mundy officiating. Arrangements by Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.