Mary Bates Foster

August 3, 1935 - July 26, 2022
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown
639 North Main Steet
Greenville, SC 29601
Sunday 7/31, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Woodlawn Memorial Park
1 Pine Knoll Dr.
Greenville, SC 29609
Monday 8/1, 11:00 am
Pickens First Baptist Church
406 E Main St
Pickens, South Carolina 29671
(864) 878-6564 | Map
Monday 8/1, 1:00 pm

Mary Bates Foster, 86, whose life touched hearts as an author, community leader, artist, and social worker, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Charleston, SC Born in Greenville, SC, she was the daughter of the late William Joseph Bates and Janelle Hubbard Bates of Greenville. She received her early education in GreenvilleContinue Reading

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Mendel H. Stewart left a message on July 31, 2022:
Janice and I are sorry to hear of Mary's death. Jim and Mary were faithful members of our church, Pickens FBC. We visited their home close to Pumpkintown several times and always enjoyed their hospitality. Please know that we are praying for the family during this time.
Charlene Clement left a message on July 31, 2022:
Please accept my deepest sympathy to your family for your loss of dear Mary. I was in her Sunday School class at Hampton Park Park Baptist in the 70’s. She was such a gifted teacher and had a huge heart for others. She instilled in me a hunger to learn and study the Bible. I will carry her memory in my heart! Prayers for all of you.
Michael, Nancy, Crystal, & Rachel Hodge left a message on July 30, 2022:
We love you Nana!
The Sunny Sentiments Bouquet was purchased for the family of Mary Foster by Michael, Nancy, Crystal, & Rachel Hodge. Send Flowers
Jody & Angie Foster left a message on July 29, 2022:
Babe will remain in our hearts forever.
Spring Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Mary Foster by Jody & Angie Foster. Send Flowers
Deloitte Atlanta MTS Friends & Family left a message on July 29, 2022:
With sincere sympathy on the passing of Mary.
Warm Embrace Arrangement was purchased for the family of Mary Foster by Deloitte Atlanta MTS Friends & Family. Send Flowers
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Miriam Bounds left a message on July 29, 2022:
Judi, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now and in the days to come. I regret that I did not get to visit Babe but I was able to talk with her on the phone several times and corresponded by cards. I know she is celebrating her new life with “the love of her life”. Take care and please keep in touch .Miriam
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
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