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Allen Foster, Erwin

Published January 20th, 2012 10:29 pm

ERWIN — Allen Lloyd Foster, age 70, 837 Coffee Ridge Road, Erwin, passed away Friday morning, January 20, 2012, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and son of the late Robert Franklin and Zula Marvin Farnor Foster.
Mr. Foster was a retired floor inspector at Hoover Ball Corporation. He was a member of Coffee Ridge Baptist Church.
Other than his parents, Mr. Foster was preceded in death by his first wife, Carlene Higgins Foster; an infant daughter, Patricia, and his daughter, Melissa; a sister, Audrey Renfro; and a brother, Clarence Foster.
Survivors include his loving wife of 12 years, Barbara Hensley Foster; one son, Bobby Padgett, Jacksonville, Florida; two daughters, Valrie Padgett, Jacksonville, Florida, and Beverly Ledford, Erwin; one grandson, Matthew Padgett, and one granddaughter, Monica Padgett, both of Dallas, Texas; six brothers, Raymond Foster and wife, Frances, Leonard Foster, Denlis Foster and wife, Lelian, Calvin Foster and wife, Lana, Mike Foster, all of Erwin, Ernest Foster and wife, Margaret, of Johnson City; one sister, Betty Pate and husband, Tommy John, Erwin; sister-in-law, Bell Foster, Erwin; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service for Mr. Foster will be held at 7:00 P.M. Monday, January 23, 2012, in the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Homer Tweed and Reverend Harold Lewis will officiate. Special music will be provided by Sue Story, soloist, and Inez Chandler, organist. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until service time on Monday at the funeral home and other times at the family home.
Committal service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 24, 2012, in the Higgins Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble at the cemetery by 10:50 A.M. Tuesday.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Foster family through our interactive Book of Memories at
Robert Ledford Funeral Home And Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Foster family. (423) 743-1380