Douglas Foster, 73, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at his residence. He was born Feb. 24, 1943, the son of the late Ira Frank and Blonie Lee Forester Foster.
He was also preceded in death by six brothers, Paul Foster, Sam Foster, Robert Foster, Ray Foster, Jack Foster, and Andy Foster and two sisters, Peggy Ramey and Velma Webb.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Foster of the home. One son, Rick (Rebecca) Foster of Smithfield, Virginia; one daughter, Tammy (Thomas) Ivester of Clayton.; two brothers, Lester Foster of Rabun Gap and Donald Foster of Toccoa; and his three grandchildren, Josh Foster, Bartly Ivester and Jacob Ivester also survive.
Doug was a member of Tiger Baptist Church. He loved his family and his church; he worked at A.I.D. for many years and was a lifelong resident of Rabun County.
The family received friends on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at Beck Funeral Home. Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at 3 p.m. at Beck Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Tim Hunnicutt and Avery Lawrence officiating. Interment service followed in the Harvey Cemetery, with the Rev. David Crunkelton officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Rabun County Gideons, P.O. Box 241, Clayton, Georgia 30525.
Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, was in charge of the arrangements. An online memorial register book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Sept. 22, 2016