Ned A. Foster

Published 5:57 pm Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ned A. Foster, 82, of Travelers Rest, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

Born in Polk County, he was a son of the late Aldon and Estella Cothran Foster. Mr. Foster was a veteran of the US Coast Guard; he was a retired real estate agent/broker and a member of Locust Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving is his wife Martha Crenshaw Foster of the home; three children, Robert A. (Bobby) Foster and wife Donna, Betty Foster White and husband Dick and Brenda Foster Scott and husband Keith; two step-children, Steven A. Cox and wife Geny and Angela C. Roberts and husband Todd; a brother, Tom Foster and wife Christine; three sisters, Aldene Dorn and husband PC, Diane Robertson and husband Jerry McCurley and Jeri Foster; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer Smoak, Mark Foster, Daniel Foster, BJ Foster, Kevin Foster, Bill White, Amy James, John White, Parker Roberts, Delany Roberts, Megan Cox and Ashley Pruett and 16 great-grandchildren.

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In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his first wife, Lennie Huff Foster; a son, Tony Foster and a great-granddaughter Macayla Smoak.

Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock Friday morning at Locust Hill Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

The Men’s Bible Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Open Arms Hospice, 1836 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680 or Locust Hill Baptist Church, 5534 Locust Hill Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.

The family will be at their respective homes.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest is in charge of arrangements.