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James "Curtis" Foster

December 11, 1930 ~ July 30, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

Mr. James “Curtis” Foster, age 91 of Purlear passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Lewis Fork Baptist Church with Pastor Dwayne Andrews and Rev. Sherrill Wellborn officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 PM prior to the service at the church.  Burial with Military Honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 Honor Guard and the North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard will be in  Arbor Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. 

He was born on December 11,1930 in Wilkes County to Albert Kelsey and Mae Watson Foster.   Curtis served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  He retired from Vulcan Materials as Area Manager.  He was a member, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and served in many other church positions at Lewis Fork Baptist Church. He had served on the Board of Directors at West Wilkes Medical Center.  He was a member of Arbor Grove United Methodist Church Men’s Club and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 Honor Guard. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son-in-law; Perry Dancy, two sisters; Colia McNeil and Etheleen Eller seven brothers; Garvin, Walt, Rex, Claxton, Colin, Albert Kelsey (A.K.) and infant Morrison Foster. 

He is survived by his wife; Dorothy Hayes Foster of the home, a daughter; Sherry Lynn Foster Dancy of Purlear and a grandson; Dr. Jeremiah Ross Dancy and wife Lesliie of Kingston, RI.    

Pallbearers will be Niki Hamby, Kimi Handy, Kipi Hamby, Kini Hamby, Kelly Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Larry Foster and Larry Hayes.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Lester Johnson, Tim Johnson, Trevor Hamby, Ethan Hamby and Tim Faw.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Lewis Fork Baptist Church, 395 Lewis Fork Baptist Church Road, Purlear, NC 28665 or Arbor Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Lindsay Eller, 590 Shepherd River Road, Millers Creek, NC 28651.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
August 6, 2022

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Lewis Fork Baptist Church
395 Lewis Fork Church Road
Purlear, NC 28665

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 6, 2022

2:00 PM
Lewis Fork Baptist Church
395 Lewis Fork Church Road
Purlear, NC 28665

Interment following service
Saturday
August 6, 2022

Arbor Grove United Meth. Ch. Cemetery
1984 Arbor Grove Ch. Rd.
Purlear, NC 28665

Donations

Lewis Fork Baptist Church
395 Lewis Fork Baptist Church Road, Purlear NC 28665

Arbor Grove United Methodist Church c/o Lindsay Eller
590 Shepherd River Road, Millers Creek NC 28651

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