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Martha Gilbert (Gilbert) Foster

April 28, 1930 ~ August 30, 2020 (age 90)

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Union, SC—Martha Gilbert Foster, 90, of Union, SC went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 30, 2020.

A native of Polk County, NC, Martha was the daughter of the late Daniel and Lula Conner Gilbert.  She was a member of Philippi Baptist Church in Union, SC.  Martha was a loving mother and grandmother, she had a nurturing spirit, always putting the needs of others above her own. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred D. Foster; a son, Alfred Kirk Foster and all of her siblings.

Surviving is a daughter, Deborah F. Hall (Donnie) of Woodruff, SC; two sons, Ricky A. Foster (Judy) of Tryon, NC, Dennis R. Foster (Allison) of Union, SC; five grandchildren, and many great and great-great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon, NC.

A graveside service will be held at Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, NC at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 with Rev. Raymond Hellings, Rev. Brian Wilson and Rev. Robert Scott officiating.

Memorials may be made to Kindred Hospice, 905 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29309.


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September 1, 2020

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
McFarland Funeral Chapel
54 McFarland Drive
Tryon, NC 28782

Graveside Service
September 1, 2020

2:00 PM
Polk Memorial Gardens
626 West Mills Street
Columbus, NC 28722

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