Mr. Foster was born in Thomasville. Mr. Foster was the Christian faith and a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Foster left a mark on many lives through his different ministries. He was very active in the Single Focus Atlanta Ministries. Mr. Foster was also a prayer coordinator for Atlanta Fest. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Ralph Foster.
The funeral was Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Acworth United Methodist Church. Burial was Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Mount Horeb Church Cemetery near Wrens.
Survivors include wife, Sandra Prescott Foster, Marietta; sons, Joel Aaron Foster, Marietta, Samuel Seth Foster, Marietta, Daniel Prescott Foster, Marietta; and his mother, Velma Jean Weismiller Foster, Marietta.
Memorials may be made to the Single Focus Atlanta at 431 Buckingham Drive, Marietta, GA 30066.
Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, Kennesaw, was in charge of the arrangements.
Willa W. Kicklighter
Mrs. Willa W. Kicklighter of Wadley died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at Glendale Nursing Home.
Mrs. Kicklighter, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Bethesda Primitive Baptist Church and a homemaker.
The funeral was Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. at Bethesda Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Emerson Proctor and Elder John Purser officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Ollie Shuman, Hearldburg, Calif. and Vanzoe Hill, Savannah; one stepson, Paul Kicklighter, Rosemead, Calif; a sister, Julia Brett, Wadley; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Dave Bailey, Donny Bailey, Smitty Lamb, Tim Lamb, Clint Smith, Curt Brett, Randy Brett, Herbie Brett and Ray Brett.
Memorials may be made to the Bethesda Primitive Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Betty Ann Lurie, Pollet Rd., Wadley, GA 30477.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Howard Allen Shaw
Mr. Howard Allen Shaw, 83, of Louisville died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at Eisenhower Army Hospital, Fort Gordon.
Mr. Shaw, a native of Clearfield, Pa., was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Nelson Shaw, a son, Timothy Shaw, brother Garland Shaw, sister Lydia Mellott, and his parents, Howart T. and Rose B. Fletcher Shaw. He was a veteran of WWII, Korean and Vietnam Conflict. He retired after 30 years of service with the U.S. Army as a Command Sgt. Major. He was a corrections counselor for the Department of Corrections and was employed by the Jefferson County School District. He was a member of the Louisville United Methodist Church, a Sunday school and choir member. He received the BSA Silver Beaver Award in Eagle Scouts and served as a former Scout Master, District Commissioner and a member of the Eagle Scout Association. He served as past commander of John Lewis Shade Post #6 American Legion. He was a member of the Louisville Rotary Club, a life member of Third Ward Fire Company in Clearfield and a member of the Association of United States Army.
The funeral was Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. at Chapel of Bennett and Houser Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael G. Trimmer officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Clearfield, Pa., with full military honors. A memorial service will be held Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Louisville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Danny Treadway officiating.
Survivors include his daughter Constance S. Bengel, Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Betty Shaw, Raleigh; two grandchildren, James Bengel, Raleigh, and Scott and Marinn Bengel, Charlotte, N.C.; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to The Boy Scouts.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Edna Lassiter Tanner
Mrs. Mary Edna Lassiter Tanner, 78, of Matthews died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at the Doctors Hospital, Augusta.
Mrs. Tanner, a native of Augusta, had resident of Jefferson County for 15 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church of Wrens and the Adult Sunday School Class.
Graveside services were Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta with the Rev. John A. Jenkins officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Mr. Julius W. Tanner Sr.; three sons, Butch Tanner, Augusta, Mike Tanner, Orange Park, Fla., and Bruce Tanner, Thomson; two daughters, Toni Tanner Kilmer, Atlanta, Melanie Tanner Jonkins, Waynesboro; one sister, Nell Fogle, Savannah; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Mrs. Betty Parish P.O. Box 7, Wrens, GA 30833.
Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
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