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Cheryl Fox

She was a former resident of this area.
Pook’s wishes were to be cremated and taken home with her close family. Instead of a service, she requested a Rememberance Party to be held in her honor for close family and friends. She requested, instead of traditional items to be sent in her memory, that friends instead make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. All donations can be made online in her memory at
She was born March 8, 1950, in the “Home of Blues & BBQ,” Memphis. She attended Treadwell High School (Class of 1968). She worked for the board of education and spent 30 years at FedEx-Memphis/Sacramento, retiring with honors: a 21-gun salute, trumpets, a parade… all the bells and whistles.
She was married to Ora R. Fox of Sacramento, Calif., for 17 love-filled years. They were the bestest of buddies, traveling the world, sampling expensive wines and cheeses and treating her like the queen she was. He was her “Watash” and she was his “Pookster.” She lost him seven years ago and she spoke kindly of him every day since his passing.
Cheryl “Pook” Fox was a simple soul. She loved her close family and in-laws and treated them with kindness and love. She loved telling stories of family and reminding everyone of where she came from. Country cooking, classic country music and good conversation over a good cup of coffee were among a few of her favorite things. She was truly a patriotic American and had a soft spot for our soldiers. She was an obsessive collector of “Fox” memorabilia, with curios full of cups, figurines, wines and even a dead stuffed fox. If it had a fox on it, she owned it. Alas, she was a daddy’s girl at heart. She lost her father, Coy Denton, in 2001 after a long battle with cancer and her mother, Daurice Denton, in 2014 to leukemia. She cherished them both.
Cheryl leaves behind a legacy of stories, her massive Fox collection and a collection of memories that will forever be remembered by her family, for generations to come.
Cheryl “Pook” Fox is survived by her son, Kelly Sullivan of Benton, Ark.; her daughter, Kittie Sullivan of Memphis; her daughter, Amanda Sullivan of Benton; two granddaughters, Kayleigh and Avery; her grandson, Taylor Shaw, Lance Corporal-USMC; and her sister, Linda Moletree of Memphis. She also leaves a cluster of granddogs behind. Black Bart, Capt. Gravyboat, Mr. Schnitzel and Ozwald Pawzborne of Benton and Murphalicious, Flat-Tooth-Shaggs, Daisy-Maes and Dr. Ginsberg of Memphis. And an estranged flea-ridden cat of Benton named Pascal (meow).
Services by Smith Funeral Home, 322 North Market St., Benton, AR  72015. For information, call (501) 778-7100. Online guestbook: