Saturday, January 12, 2008

Richard Malloy Foster (1922-2008) Obituary

LYNCHBURG, VA — Richard Malloy Foster, Sr., 85, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, January 10, 2008.

A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, at Calvary Baptist Church, Lynchburg, with the Rev. Mark W. Beck and the Rev. Dr. Don Williams officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. on Monday, January 14, in First Baptist Church Cemetery, Yanceyville, N.C., with Pastor Phillip T. Kelley officiating.

He was the husband of Mabel Guthrie Foster.

Mr. Foster was born September 25, 1922, in Caswell County, N.C., a son of the late Ernest Osber Foster and Isabella Poteat Foster. He was a retired manager of Big Star Food Stores. He was a very active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lynchburg.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Foster is survived by his sons, Richard (Rick) Malloy Foster, Jr., of Lynchburg, Randy Thomas Foster and wife, Brenda of Gretna, and Timothy Guthrie Foster and wife, Cathy of Ashby, Mass.; his brothers, James Ernest Foster of Yanceyville, N.C., Lindsay Tilden Foster of Sutherlin, Va., and Marion (Duke) Foster of Yanceyville, N.C.; his sisters, Doris Norwood of Burlington, N.C., Anne Vernon of Greensboro, N.C., and Betsy Webster of Orlando, Fla.; and his four cherished grandchildren, Lauren and Jordan Foster of Evington, Va., and Hannah and Nathan Foster of Ashby, Mass.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church Retirement Fund, 20597 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502; or Interfaith Outreach, 701 Clay Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, 434-237-9424.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Published in the News Record (Greensboro, North Carolina) 12 January 2008.


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