William Penn and Lillie McKenzie Foster
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FOSTER, William Penn Born: Feb 18, 1880 in Houston, MS Died: Oct 15, 1951 in Spur Married: Lillie Dec 10, 1905 in Alba, TX



Funeral services for William Penn (Slim) Foster, 72, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 1951 in the First Methodist Church Spur with Rev. Cal C. Wright officiating, assisted by Rev. Ralph Russell.

Foster was born February 18, 1860 in Houston, Miss, the son of Rev. W.M. Foster, a Methodist minister. He moved to Dickens county on March 1, 1925 and had lived here since that time.

On December 10, 1905, he married Lillie McKenzie in Alba, Texas. He was converted to the Christian religion in 1896 and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Foster died Monday, October 15, 1951.

Pallbearers for the funeral were R.J. Bell, Jack Simmons, Coy Drennen, R.D. Ford, Jake Goss and Gay Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Berrry, Joe Wolfe, Austin Bell, Bob Fox, W.A. Bell, E.L. Adams, Calvin Ticer, Elmer Thomason, Earl Thomason, W.S. Campbell, D.B. Ince, A.R. Howe, Dr. R.L. Alexander, Abb Smith, M.E. Hutton, Ben Dickenson, Billy D. Bell, J. W. Henry, C.L. Love and Roscoe McCombs.

Foster is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lillie Foster of Spur, two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Ellen Powell of Spur and Billie Jean Foster of San Diego, CA an one son W.P. Foster, Jr. of Spur and five grandchildren.

©The Texas Spur, October 18, 1951
From the records of Lillian Grace Nay; transcribed by Kay Laster.

Funeral services for Mrs. W.P. (Lillie) Foster, 87, were held Sunday, December 24 at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Charles Gates, officiating.

Mrs. Foster died in the Hamlin Hospital December 22. She came to Dickens County in 1925 and had resided here since. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1951.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Rip) Powell, Spur; Mrs. Leon (Billy) Marshall, Lancombe, La.; one son, W.P. Foster, Jr., Hamlin; two sisters, Mrs. George Pope, Alba and Mrs. May Kilgore, Malacoff; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers included J.B. Morrison, Billy D. Bell, Billy Bigham, Bunk Garner, Jack Simmons and Jimmy Rainbolt.

Burial was in Spur Cemetery.

©The Texas Spur, January 5, 1973
From the Records of Lillian Grace Nay;  transcribed by Kay Laster

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