Lillian Ruth Bailey Foster

Published 12:07 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mrs. Lillian Ruth Bailey Foster, 93, died Monday, May 16, 2016, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

She was born Aug. 9, 1922, in Davie County to the late William Beal and Ella Nichols Bailey. Mrs. Foster was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. She retired from Hanes Brands after 50 years. Mrs. Foster enjoyed gardening, working in her flower beds and mowing her own yard, which she did until she was in her 80s. She also enjoyed cooking and canning.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Franklin Foster; an infant son, Kenneth Foster; 2 sisters, Lodena Bailey Boger (Dewitt) and Minnie Lee Laster (Roby); and a brother-in-law, Buck Lefler.

Survivors: a son, Keith Foster (Kathy) of Mocksville; a sister, Margaret Lefler of Cooleemee; and a large extended family of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 19 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church with the the Rev. Sam Lewis officiating. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Oak Grove UMC, 1994 US 158  E., Mocksville.