Amy Lee Nelson Foster

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Amy Lee Nelson Foster, 91, died Aug. 21, 2003, in Piggott.

She was born Jan. 2, 1912, in Piggott, the daughter of Ollie Nelson and Laura Bell Duncan Nelson Wade.

On Dec. 14, 1930, she married Claud T. Foster in Piggott. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1989. She spent her married life in Campbell, where she was a wife, mother and homemaker.

Mrs. Foster became a Christian as a teanager and became affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Piggott. She moved her membership to the First Baptist Church in Campbell, where she took an active role as a Sunday School Teacher and leader of the Girls' Auxiliary (G.A.'s). She helped organize the Sunnyside Mission. She was an active member of the Women's Missionary Society, serving as president.

Mrs. Foster was always ready to help those in need and participated in community service by volunteering as a worker in the "Well Baby Clinic", held monthly to provide medical care for indigent children in the area. She worked with the Girl Scouts and was an active member and past president of the P.T.A. She was a member of the Campbell Federated Women's Club, where she helped in its drive to raise funds to blacktop Woodlawn Drive.

As a homemaker, her home was always open to family and friends, especially friends of her children, whom she was always ready to assist and encourage in their endeavors, as well as, their good times. In this way, she touched many lives in positive ways.

Mrs. Foster is Past Matron of the Campbell Chapter Number 92 Order of the Eastern Star, in which she had been a member for over 63 years.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence Nelson, Charlie Nelson and Royal Wade; and one sister, Edith Ferguson.

She is survived by one son, Claud Lee Foster and wife, Pat, of Campbell; two daughters, Laura Ann Foster of Campbell and Connie Lu Foster Kiser and husband, Don, of Gallatin, Tn.; a special niece, Marilyn Nelson Williamson of Amelia Island, Fla.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at the Landess Funeral Chapel in Campbell. Brother Jeff Gatewood officiated and Mrs. Christine Landess Beall gave the eulogy. Grandsons and great-grandsons serves as pallbearers. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Campbell.

Landess Funeral Home of Campbell was in charge of the arrangements.