Obits: Sarah Elizabeth Foster

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 5, 2014



 Sarah Elizabeth Foster

Miss Sarah Elizabeth Foster of Louisburg, 90, formerly of Mocksville, died Monday, June 2, 2014. 

She was born on Jan. 15, 1924, in Davie County, to the late E. Pierce and Leota Foster. Miss Foster was an honors graduate of Greensboro College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music and a graduate of Columbia University where she earned a master’s degree. Before retiring in 1986, she was professor of music at Louisburg College after teaching there for 41 years. At the time of her retirement she was presented the President’s Medallion, the highest honor bestowed by the college. The college board of trustees honored her by endowing a scholarship in her name.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Letty Foster Smith; and a nephew, Gene Steven Smith.

Survivors: a niece, Elizabeth Smith Durham of Mocksville; 2 nephews, Paige Foster Smith and wife Melissa of Lewisville and G. Christopher Smith of Kannapolis; great-nieces and great-nephews, Christy and Gene Smith, Christopher and Tyler Durham, all of Mocksville, Paul Smith, his wife Raven and their son, Phoenix, Andrew Smith, David Smith and his wife Leilani, and Sarah Smith, all of Lewisville; and an aunt, Frances Paige of Lumberton.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at First United Methodist Church, Mocksville, with Dr. Glenn L. Myers Jr. officiating. Burial follow in Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: Sarah E. Foster Endowment Scholarship, Louisburg College, 501 N. Main St., Louisburg, 27549; or Letty Smith Scholarship Fund, c/o First UMC, 310 N. Main St., Mocksville.

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