Melvin Dean Foster

Published 6:16 pm Thursday, February 25, 2010

Services for Melvin Dean Foster, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Friday, Feb. 26, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service, with burialin Fair River Baptist Church Cemetery in Lincoln County.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Foster, 54, died Feb. 24, 2010, at the University of Alabama atBirmingham Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 3, 1955.

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He was employed with the U.S. Forest Service, Bude Work Center. Hewas a 1973 graduate of Brookhaven High School and Copiah-LincolnJunior College, as well as Mississippi State University. He was amember of First Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his father, Ed Foster; his nephew, ErinMcNeel; and his father-in-law, Thomas I. Smith, of BogueChitto.

Survivors are his wife, Linda Smith Foster, of Brookhaven; hismother, Iva Nell Nations Foster; his mother-in-law, Irene Smith, ofBogue Chitto; his nephew, Jared McNeel, of Pasadena, Texas; hisnieces, Peyton Rials and Ashton Rials, of Brookhaven; hissisters-in-law, Barbara McNeel and husband Dr. Ronald McNeel, ofPasadena, and Annette Rials and husband Dwayne Rials, ofBrookhaven; and Star and Reese, his loyal companions.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brookhaven AnimalRescue League, P.O. Box 3477, Brookhaven, MS 39603.

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