Gean McDonald Foster

Obituary

Gean Foster                                       Toccoa, Georgia
 
Mr. Gean McDonald Foster, age 91 of 7270 W. Currahee Street, Ayersville Community, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.
 
A son of the late Ira Frank and Blonie Lee Forester Foster, he was born May 8, 1926 in Florida having lived most of his life in Rabun and Stephens Counties having moved to the Ayersville Community in 1947.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by ten siblings. 
 
He attended Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School.  He was a Veteran of WWII, U.S. Army (Paratrooper), having entered the service in September, 1944 and came out of the service in July, 1946 as a Private First Class. He was deployed to Central Europe under the 17th Airborne Division, was in the Normandy Invasion,having flown a glider, in the Battle of the Bulge-Operation Varsity in December, 1944 and the Crossing of the Rhine River.  When the 17th came home, it was inactivated and became the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  During his time in service he received the Combat Infantry Badge (30 Caliber Rifle), the Bronze Star, American Theater Service Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.  He was retired from LeTourneau/WABCO with 31 years of service.  He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church where he served as the Adult Sunday School Teacher for over 50 years and Deacon of the church.
 
Survivors include his wife of 72 years of the home, Zephene Hollifield Foster; daughter and son-in-law, Imogene and Tom Speers of Rock Hill, South Carolina; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Nadean Foster of Martin and Jay and Jana Foster of Flowery Branch; grandchildren, David and Melissa Foster, Christina Foster, Keith Foster, Tracie and Todd McEntyre, Kevin Foster and Stephanie and Aaron Rentschler; great-grandchildren, Tiffany , Taylee, Ty and  Kevin McEntyre, Oliver and Isabella Foster, Asa and Jaya Rentschler; one brother, Lester Foster of Rabun Gap.
 
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11 O’clock A.M. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with The Reverend Roy Bainey officiating.  The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, David Foster, Keith Foster, Kevin Foster, Todd McEntyre, Jeff Foster and Terrell Dean.
 
The family will be at the home and will receive friends at the Acree-Davis Funeral Home on Friday from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M.  Online condolences can be made at www.acree-davisfh.com.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to P230 Foundation (Nicaragua), P.O. Box 327, Toccoa, Georgia 30577 or to the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 329, Palmetto, Georgia 30268 in memory of Mr. Gean McDonald Foster.
 
Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors by the Georgia National Guard Honor Guard and the V.F.W. Post 4346 Honor Guard.  Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Gean McDonald Foster.
 

  Funeral Service

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11 A.M.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 1095 Ayersville Road, Toccoa, Georgia 30577

Funeral service at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

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Shirley Hamilton

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. We as human beings are selfish and do not want to let our loved ones go. Although we do know that once they are with our LORD, they would not choose to come back. They have no more confusion, no more pain and suffering. Only love abounds them.
We have to remind ourselves to that this is a temporary separation and we will see our loved ones again one day. GOD Bless all that are grieving...
I am a co-worker of Jay's and I DO KNOW how special and how much his dad meant to him.
In HIS HOLY name...

 Posted May 22, 2017 - 5:01pm
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Jodie and Bill Collier

We are sorry for your loss, Zephine, Don and all the family...we know he is with our Saviour...May God wrap his loving arms around you as you go thru this sad time...we love you all, .. Jodie and Bill

 Posted May 20, 2017 - 9:12am
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Amy L Bohannon

My thoughts and prayers are with your family through this time. May God give you the peace and comfort you need.
Amy Nunnally~Bohannon

 Posted May 19, 2017 - 12:54pm
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Bobby and Linda Cash

May God give each of you His Strength and Comfort at this time and always

 Posted May 18, 2017 - 5:17pm
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Connie Brewer

Jay, Jana, and Christina,

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you as you mourn this earthly loss. Rejoicing with you as you celebrate his eternal reward.

Connie and John Brewer

 Posted May 18, 2017 - 6:37am
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Walt and Gloria Hein

Imogene and Tom,
So sorry for your loss.

Walt and Gloria Hein
(First Baptist Fort Mill)

 Posted May 17, 2017 - 8:25pm
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Gene & Brenda Sorrells

We are sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort your family.

 Posted May 17, 2017 - 5:51pm
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Rick Foster

Not only was Donald my uncle but a true American hero. He was one that didn't talk that much about his short military career but his awards and decorations speak volumes.

 Posted May 17, 2017 - 5:04pm

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