Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

March 29, 2014

William Henry Foster

PRINCETON — William Henry Foster 89 of Glenwood Park Road, Princeton, West Virginia formerly of Bramwell, WV passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Princeton Community Hospital.

William was born on November 12, 1924 in Cattaroy, West Virginia to the late Charles E. and Fannie Reed Foster. William had been a resident of Princeton for the past two years and served his county during WWII in the United States Marine Corps. William was a man of many hats he worked in the coal mines for a while before becoming a Mercer County Deputy Sheriff. He was a Justice of the Peace in Mercer County, WV. William worked as postmaster in Freeman, WV. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge AF&FM, Eastern Star and Beni Kedem Shrine in Charleston, WV.

In addition to his parents he was preceded by five brothers Charles E. Foster, Jr., Fred Foster, Richard Foster, Jim Foster and Jack Foster and one sister Mae Biggs.

Survivors Include: Wife Juanita Patterson Foster the love of his life for the past 67 years of the home. One daughter: Billie Jean Beard and husband Kenneth of Princeton, WV. One Brother: David Foster of Spartanburg, SC.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluefield (Bluewell), WV with Rev. Stephen Rector and Judge Derek Swope officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park on Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell, WV where friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

The Foster family will receive friends on Monday, March 31, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of his service at 7:00 p.m.

Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com

1
Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Nathaniel “Boo Boo” Saunders

    Nathaniel “Boo Boo” Saunders, age 67, of Rocky Gap, VA passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

    July 29, 2014

  • Dorothy Mae Smith Hoge Dorothy Mae Smith Hoge

    BLUEFIELD — Dorothy Mae Smith Hoge. The angels came on the evening of Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. and took Dorothy home to be with her Lord and family.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Charles Ray Ellison Sr.

    PRINCETON — Charles Ray Ellison, Sr., 72, of the Courthouse Road, Princeton, died late Sunday night, July 27, 2014 at his residence.

    July 29, 2014

  • Wallace Gray “P.I.” Yates

    NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — Wallace Gray “P.I.” Yates, age 93 of North Tazewell, VA passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his daughter's home.

    July 29, 2014

  • Earl McDonald Stillwell Earl McDonald Stillwell

    BLUEFIELD — Earl McDonald Stillwell, 85 of Penmar Ave., Bluefield, West Virginia went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Aubrey Bazel Lawson

    BLUEFIELD, Va. — Aubrey Bazel Lawson, 96 of Bluefield, VA passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

    July 29, 2014

  • John L. Belcher

    FRANKLIN, Va. — John Lundy Belcher, 78, passed away July 27, 2014 at his home.

    July 29, 2014

  • James Gianato James Gianato

    KIMBALL — James Gianato, age 87, of Kimball, WV, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center after a short Illness.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Elizabeth Pearl Baldwin Elizabeth Pearl Baldwin

    LERONA — On July 25, 2014, Elizabeth Pearl Baldwin, 84, was called home to be with Jesus and reunite with her precious Ronald.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Douglas W. Jenkins Douglas W. Jenkins

    PRINCETON — Douglas W. Jenkins, 90, of Princeton formerly of Lashmeet died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Princeton Health Care Center.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo