Peggy Jean Blackwood Foster

Published 9:24 am Sunday, February 4, 2018

Mrs. Peggy Jean Blackwood Foster, 86, of Center Street, Cooleemee, died on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at The Laurels of Salisbury.

She was born Sept. 1, 1931, in Davie County to the late Fred Lanier and Mary Magdalene Ellenburg Blackwood.  Mrs. Foster was a charter member of Victory Baptist Church where she served faithfully in many positions of leadership including Sunday school teacher, choir member and many decades as director of AWANAS. She had been employed as bookkeeper and title clerk by car dealerships in Rowan County.  Mrs. Foster had served on the Cooleemee Town Board.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading and cooking for her family and was an Atlanta Braves fan.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, “Sonny”; her brothers, Fred and Flake Blackwood; and her sister, Betty Sue Glass.

Survivors: 3 children, Freida Hamilton (Bob) of Waynesville, Sharon “Shiney” Kepley (Ray) of Salisbury and Steven Foster (Tammy) of Dale City, Va.; 5 grandchildren, Beth Harris (Wesley), Andrew Ridge (Jamie), Rebecca Cox (Stephen), Hillary Kepley and Molly Foster; 8 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Victory Baptist Church with the Rev. Shelby Harbour officiating. Burial will follow in Rowan Memorial Park, Salisbury. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: Victory Baptist Building Fund, PO Box 686, Cooleemee, 27014.