LOUISBURG – Miss Sarah Elizabeth Foster, 90, formerly of Mocksville, died Monday, June 2, 2014. She was born on January 15, 1924, in Davie County, to the late E. Pierce and Leota Foster.
Miss Foster was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Greensboro College where she received a Bachelor of Music degree and also a graduate of Columbia University where she received a Masters of Arts degree. Before retiring in 1986, she was Professor of Music at Louisburg College after teaching there for 41 years. At the time of her retirement she was presented the President’s Medallion, the highest honor bestowed by Louisburg College. The Board of Trustees of the college further honored her by endowing a scholarship in her name.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Letty Foster Smith; and a nephew, Gene Steven Smith.
Survivors include a niece, Elizabeth Smith Durham of Mocksville; two nephews, Paige Foster Smith and his wife, Melissa of Lewisville and G. Christopher Smith of Kannapolis; great-nieces and great-nephews, Christy and Gene Smith, Christopher and Tyler Durham, all of Mocksville, Paul Smith, his wife, Raven and their son, Phoenix, Andrew Smith, David Smith and his wife, Leilani and Sarah Smith, all of Lewisville; and an aunt, Frances Paige of Lumberton.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at First United Methodist Church, Mocksville, with Dr. Glenn L. Myers, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for Sarah E. Foster Endowment Scholarship, Louisburg College, 501 N. Main St., Louisburg, NC 27549; or Letty Smith Scholarship Fund, c/o First United Methodist Church, 310 N. Main St., Mocksville, NC 27028.
Eaton Funeral Home, Mocksville is serving the family of Miss Foster.
Online condolences may be made at www.eatonfuneralservice.com