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Marlene Foster
Obituaries

Marlene Foster, 86, of Cumming, died Dec. 20, 2017.

Born June 21, 1931 in Chatsworth to the late C. L. and Cora Duncan, she had lived in Forsyth County for the past 22 years having moved from Riverdale.  A homemaker since the 1970’s, she was formerly employed as a bookkeeper for Borden.

Mrs. Foster was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church and enjoyed reading and word puzzles. 

Her grandson, Anthony Leatherwood; sister, Patricia Ausmus; and a brother, Deward Duncan, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Rev. Troy Foster of Cumming; children, Shelia and Leon Leatherwood, Lamar and Debbie Foster, all of Cumming; grandchildren, Ashley and Daniel Lambert, Rachel and Michael Harper, Mandy and Ron Wilde, Heather and Matthew Grupp, Stephanie Leatherwood Austin; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Dec. 23 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Biddy and Dr. David Dickerson officiating. Interment followed  in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Dec. 22 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Harvest Baptist Church, P. O. Box 686, Dawsonville, Ga.  30534, to be used for missions programs.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Foster was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church and enjoyed reading and word puzzles. 

Her grandson, Anthony Leatherwood; sister, Patricia Ausmus; and a brother, Deward Duncan, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Rev. Troy Foster of Cumming; children, Shelia and Leon Leatherwood, Lamar and Debbie Foster, all of Cumming; grandchildren, Ashley and Daniel Lambert, Rachel and Michael Harper, Mandy and Ron Wilde, Heather and Matthew Grupp, Stephanie Leatherwood Austin; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Dec. 23 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Biddy and Dr. David Dickerson officiating. Interment followed  in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Dec. 22 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Harvest Baptist Church, P. O. Box 686, Dawsonville, Ga.  30534, to be used for missions programs.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements. 

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