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Valdon ‘Val’ J. Foster
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Funeral services for Valdon “Val” J. Foster, 84, of Cleveland, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 20, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Graham and the Rev. Valdon “Buddy” Foster officiating. Burial will follow the service in Hillside Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Foster died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Born June 20, 1929, in Cleveland, he was the son of the late Amanda Hulsey and Marvin Earl Sellers and John and Naomi Alexander Foster. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Diann Carol Foster; nephew, Thomas Boyd Johnson Jr.; grandson, Joshua Barrett London; and granddaughter, Beverly Marie Foster.

He was raised in White County and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1946. Mr. Foster served in the United States Navy and he re-enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in Alaska, England and Washington. Mr. Foster was a self-employed poultry farmer for Fieldale Farms Inc. He was a member and past master of Yonah Masonic Lodge No. 382 F&AM, YAARAB Shrine Club, the Valley of Atlanta Scottish Rite. Mr Foster was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church.

Mr. Foster enjoyed playing golf and being surrounded by those he loved.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Raymond Foster of Cleveland; daughters and sons-in-law, Teri and Tony Newsome of Cornelia and Karen and Ronnie Cooper of Sautee; daughters, Patricia F. Turner of Cleveland and Anita Mauldin of Cleveland; sons and daughters-in-law, Bud and Patsy Foster of Cleveland, Casey and Michelle Barron of Clarkesville, Corey and Britteny Barron of Clarkesville; son, Brian D. Foster of Cleveland; mother and father-in-law, Jean and Phil Raymond of Macon; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Brenda Foster of Cleveland; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Don Carpenter of Cleveland; sister, Joan Sellers Johnson of Cleveland; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Phil and Susan Raymond of Macon; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Susan and Alex Thompson of Winston-Salem, N.C.; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.

The Northeast Georgian

Friday, September 20, 2013