92 year old Elbert "Les" Foster of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a retired nursery worker, and a farmer. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Robert Presley will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the service at 3:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Virginia "Virgie" Cannon Foster; his wife, Lorene Foster; sisters, Maggie Fentress, Gladys Foster, Myrtis Gallion, and Elsie Foster; brothers, Grady, Ernest and Edward Foster; half brothers, Matt, Henry, Kelly, and Claude Foster; and a half sister, Ailene Foster. He is survived by his children, Brenda Driver and Jerry Foster both of Smithville, and Prentice and wife Jan Foster of Sparta. Three grandchildren, Chad Driver and Jalon and Loren Foster. One great grandchild, Caroline Nicole Driver. Several nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Elbert "Les" Foster
Feb 5 2013