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Blanche Foster

Blanche Foster, 74, of Erwin, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, August 16, 2014, after a lengthy illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Arthur and Ada Price Edwards. She was a faithful member of Pathway Freewill Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir, church homecomings and other various church events. She loved to cook and was a very humble and godly woman. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Emmert O. Foster, by an infant daughter, Mary Lou Foster, by one sister, Stella Kaywood, and by three Brothers, Dennis Edwards, Dewitt Edwards, and Arthur Edwards Jr. Blanche leaves behind to cherish her memory:

Two Daughters: June Cutshall and Husband Gary, Erwin
Jeanette Wooton and husband Robert, Erwin

One Son: Gary Foster and Wife Jackie, Jonesborough

Three Sisters: Della Chandler, Gail Nickles and Vivian Kiko all of Erwin

Four Brothers: Estil Edwards, Everette Edwards, Clyde Edwards and Dewey Edwards all of Erwin

Two Grandchildren: Billy Foster and Sasha Walden and husband Lee

Two Great Grandchildren: Heath and Brady Walden

The family requests the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Blanche Foster in a funeral service to be held on Monday, August 18, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Rev. Terry Richardson and Rev. Ronnie Peterson will officiate. Vocal selections will be provided by Mike King and by Louise Edwards. A time of visitation to share memories and offer support to the family will be from 5:00 PM until service time on Monday in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will be held on Tuesday at 11: A.M. at Unaka Springs Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be: Gary Foster, Billy Foster, Clyde Edwards, Dewey Edwards, Robert Wooton and Gary Cutshall. Those attending the committal service are asked to meet at Valley Funeral Home at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Blanche Foster through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN. 37650, 423-743-9187.