Marvin "Buddy" Foster

Born: Fri., Aug. 26, 1932
Died: Fri., Mar. 11, 2011

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Marvin C. “Buddy” Foster, affectionately known as Pop, of the Veazey Community, died Friday, March 11, 2011 at the age of 78 at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Augusta, GA. Buddy was born August 26, 1932 in Carroll County, Georgia to the late Walter Chester Foster and Mary Ethel Kilgore Foster. He graduated from Bowden High School and joined the United States Marines at the age of seventeen. On July 26, 1953 he married the former Carolyn Moon of the Veazey Community. His career in the Marines spanned twenty years as he was stationed in Korea, North Carolina and Vietnam. He moved back to Greene County in 1967 and retired from the military in 1968. He then worked for Bradley Pontiac Chevrolet, Roper Ford, John Smith Chevrolet and later retired from Reynolds Plantation after five years as a mechanic. He was a member of Walker United Methodist Church and a member of the VFW. In addition to his wife of fifty-seven years, Carolyn Moon Foster of the Veazey Community, he is survived by two daughters, Doris A. Toland and husband Gary of Dacula, GA and Elaine Standard and husband Haynes of the Veazey Community; three sons, Paul Foster of the Veazey Community, Joe Foster and wife Diane of Siloam, GA and Ray Foster and wife Jan of the Liberty Community; sister, Margaret Muse of Carrollton, GA; grandchildren, David Baloun and wife Jennifer, Amy McCannon, Chris Standard, Jamie Standard, Adam Toland, Matt Toland, Jim Foster and wife Jennifer, Erin Sumner and husband William, Amanda Manley and husband Jason, Jordan Foster, Joanna Foster and Eric Foster; and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Fields; and grandson; Kyle Foster. Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA with Rev. Greg Foster and Rev. John Pike officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are his grandsons: David Baloun, Jim Foster, Eric Foster, Chris Standard, Jordan Foster, Matthew Toland, Adam Toland and Jamie Standard. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the GA War Veterans Home, 1101 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30901 or Huntingtons Society, Georgia Chapter, 26 Springhedge Court, Smyrna, GA 30080. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Melanie Bufford
   Posted Fri March 11, 2011
We were saddened to hear of Mr Buddys passing. We will always remember him fondly. Our thought and prayers will be with you in the coming days/months. Buddy and Melanie Bufford

Nancy & Jack Warren
   Posted Fri March 11, 2011
Carolyn and Family, Please know that you are in our prayers during this time of grief. We always enjoyed visiting with you, Buddy, Amy and Paul so very much. Love, Jack and Nancy Warren

Carolyn Bryan Taylor
   Posted Fri March 11, 2011
Carolyn and family, So sorry to read of Buddy's death. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Carolyn

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Fri March 11, 2011
You all are in our thoughts and prayers.Although death has claimed Mr.Buddys' earthly life, he will enter into the glorious life that awaits him in the sky.

Angela Lynn Booth
   Posted Sat March 12, 2011
Dear Elaine and Family, I was so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You are in my heart and prayers. Angie

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sat March 12, 2011
Carolyn and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the weeks and days to come.

Dick and Marilyn Schneider
   Posted Sat March 12, 2011
We are very sorry for the lose of your husband, father and grandfather.

   Posted Sat March 12, 2011

Jan Hallman
   Posted Sat March 12, 2011
Ray and family, We are so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a wonderful person and will be so greatly missed. Just know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. David, Jan, Josh and Robert

Evelyn Foster
   Posted Sat March 12, 2011
To Carolyn & family, you know that I can truly sympathize with you as you face this difficult task. Just be comforted in the fact that Buddy is now having a "grand reunion" with Aunt Ethel & Uncle Chester, and is has a brand new body........and we'll see him again one day! You are all in my prayers! Love, Evelyn

Darryl & Lynn Kitchens
   Posted Sun March 13, 2011
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Martha Corry Thomas
   Posted Sun March 13, 2011
Carolyn, your whole family has always been so special to me. I read in todays paper about "Buddy". My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

sandra jordan
   Posted Sun March 13, 2011
Joe and family,So very sorry for your loss.y'all are in my heart and prayers.Love you.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Sun March 13, 2011
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve Webb and LaVerne Ball
   Posted Sun March 13, 2011
Mr. Buddy was a mighty fine fella. Ray, Paul, Joe and myself gave him a lot of hard times growing up....but they were GOOD times!! Lots of fond memories. He will be missed!

Barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Sun March 13, 2011
Deepest sympathy to each family member. May the warm and loving memories help to comfort you. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Barry and Teresa Churchwell

Ann Worthen
   Posted Mon March 14, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of your loss! May God bless each of you!! Ann McCannon Worthen

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Mon March 14, 2011
Carolyn you and your family have our deepest sympathy. Veazey has lost another great person.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Tue March 15, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss. May God hold each of you in His arms and give you strength, comfort, hope and peace.

David and Teresa Dunagan
   Posted Thu March 17, 2011
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Fri March 18, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers will be with your family. Kay Ellenberg McClendon and family

kelley channell
   Posted Mon March 21, 2011
Mr. Buddy will be missed by many. He always had a sweet smile or a kind word for everyone.

Lanelle Underwood LaRue
   Posted Tue March 22, 2011
Carolyn, so sorry to hear of your husband's death. I will keep your family in my prayers for God to wrap his loving arms around you during this time of grieving.

Claire Underwood Hertzler
   Posted Tue March 29, 2011
Carolyn, So sorry to hear of Buddy's death. I remember well how excited you were when you met him just before our graduation from GHS! Please know you are in my prayers for God to hover over you in love. Would love to come down and visit with you in next few months. Claire Underwood Hertzler