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Auburn icon Dean James Foy dies at 93

James Edgar Foy, one of the most widely known and beloved figures at Auburn University for more than half a century, died Friday evening in Auburn. He was 93.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Auburn United Methodist Church’s Founders Chapel. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m at Auburn United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Eufaula at 3 p.m.

As Auburn’s dean of student affairs for a quarter century and a volunteer on campus for 30 more years, Foy became one of the most iconic Auburn figures of the last half of the 20th century.

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