Old Bethel Cemetery Obits

Van Zandt Co. Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by  Elaine Nall Bay and Patricia Nall

Rains County Leader
October 4, 2005
Funeral services for Avell Foster, 84, of Alba, were held at 2:00 p.m. THursday, Sept. 29, at Eubank Funeral Chapel, Canton, with Rev. Sylvester Matthews officiating.  Internment was at Old Bethel Cemetery, Van Zandt County.  Pallbearers were Randy, Kevin, Keith, Jack and Mark Foster, Mike Patterson, and Buddy Burgess.  Mr. Foster passed away suddenly Monday, Sept. 26, in Emory.  He was born July 27, 1921, to Joseph Benjamin and Lovie Lawley Foster at Old Bethel Community in Van Zandt County.  He married Genevieve on Feb. 8, 1941.  He resided in Mesquite until 1982 when he moved to Rains County.  He served in the CC Camp, Kaufman County, during WWII.  He was a member of the Bright Star Baptist Church.  He is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law: Jimmy Paul and Mary Ann Foster of Mabank, Tommy Joe and Pat Foster of LaRue, Tony Ray and Janice Foster of Palestine, and Jackey Avell and Cynthia Foster of Quitman; brothers, Hollan Foster of Tool, J.W. Foster of Combine, Lloyd Foster of Kemp, and Lee Ray Foster of Cooper; sisters, Evelin Reed of Magnolia, Ark., JoAnn Haddock and Daphnel Wilson both of Tool, and Thelma Poston of Mesquite; brother-in-law, O.D. and wife Lorraine Patterson of Mesquite; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years who died in 2004.  Eubank Funeral Home of Canton was in charge of arrangements.